The Samford University community is mourning the unexpected loss of former wide receiver, Chris Shelling, who tragically passed away in an accident on Thursday, February 8, 2024. Shelling, a Central Gwinnett High School graduate and dedicated athlete, was only 27 years old.
Chris Shelling Samford Football Passed Away
Chris Shelling was born in 1996 and began making a name for himself as a standout athlete during his time at Central Gwinnett High School. A graduate of the Army Prep team, Shelling continued his passion for football at Samford University, playing as a wide receiver for the Bulldogs.
Known for his athletic prowess and dedication on the field, Chris Shelling’s college football career was on the rise. His performances as a Samford Bulldog wide receiver garnered attention, and his potential seemed limitless. However, tragedy struck as Shelling was pronounced dead after a sudden medical emergency on February 8.
The news of Shelling’s passing has sent shockwaves through the Samford University community, prompting an outpouring of condolences from friends, teammates, and fans. Eric Kromah, a friend of Shelling, expressed his grief on social media, saying, “Damn bro, you gonna be missed 💔😔 Christopher Shelling 😢💔 for the ones who don’t know, love you bro Chris Shelling.”
Chris Shelling’s commitment to both academics and athletics left a lasting impact on those who knew him. His family, especially his mother Tanishia Ramsey, is now grappling with the unexpected loss of their beloved son.
The Samford Bulldogs football program, representing Samford University in Homewood, Alabama, has also been deeply affected by Shelling’s passing. The team, affiliated with the Southern Conference (SoCon) and competing in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), mourns the loss of a talented player who contributed to the team’s legacy.
As the Samford community comes together to remember Chris Shelling’s contributions on and off the field, the tragic accident serves as a somber reminder of the fragility of life. Funeral arrangements and memorial services are currently being planned to celebrate the life of a young man whose potential was cut short. Chris Shelling’s memory will undoubtedly live on in the hearts of those who knew and admired him.
Chris Shelling Samford
Teosha Meeks shared on Facebook: Chris Shelling you were nothing less than such an amazing person. Such a pure soul, such a sweet soul, so smart, so ambitious, such good people. May God be with your family during this tragic time. Couldn’t believe this shocking news this morning. you were definitely an angel. we all love you and miss you so so so much. sending my condolences to your family, your love ones and friends. Just happy to have gotten to know you before it was too late. God bless you.
Rad Jang stated: I am heartbroken to hear that my dear friend Chris has passed away. He was a one of a kind person and always knew how to bring smiles out of people. I am sad to know that I won’t be able to see him again in this lifetime and I regret not keeping in touch more consistenly. I will forever be grateful for the friendship, memories, and laughs that I shared with him. May this be a humbling reminder to cherish your loved ones both near and far. Death can be so sudden and this life on earth is a tiny fraction of the eternity that follows.