Devante Lampkin, a former Oklahoma football player, was tragically murdered in a downtown Dallas apartment. Find out more about this case.
Devante Lampkin was an American football defensive tackle for the National Arena League’s Massachusetts Pirates. He went to Oklahoma for college football.
He was killed at his apartment, according to police, and when a witness went to check on him since he wasn’t answering his phone calls, he discovered him shot before ringing for help.
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At around 10 p.m., officers were summoned to an apartment in the 500 block of South Ervay Street, near Marilla Street, where they discovered a guy with a single gunshot wound. Devante Lampkin, according to the Dallas County medical examiner’s office, died at the scene. He was lying on his back, seemingly wounded by a single gunshot.
His friends had rented the apartment out for him while he moved into a new apartment, according to police. Lampkin was meant to leave the Airbnb on Friday, according to authorities.
After failing to reach Lampkin by phone, friends rushed to his flat to check on him, according to police. According to authorities, his backpack, telephone, and wallet were all vanished.
Former NFL defensive lineman Du'Vonta Lampkin has died after he was shot on Thursday. https://t.co/jJZOd4ITEh
— TMZ (@TMZ) May 6, 2022
According to sources, Lampkin attended the University of Oklahoma from 2015 to 2018 and was a defensive tackle for the football team.
In 2018, Devante declared for the NFL Draft. He went undrafted but eventually signed a short-term deal with the Tennessee Titans.
What Happened To Devante Lampkin?
On Thursday, Devante Lampkin, a former Oklahoma Sooners defensive tackle was fatally shot in Dallas.
In November 2013, he committed to play football for the Oklahoma Sooners, although he later de-committed in April 2014. Devante then signed a letter of intent to play for the Texas Longhorns but could not attend due to academic concerns. He then enrolled in Oklahoma and was offered a scholarship to play football.
Du’Vonta Lampkin, a great young man and great friend taken too soon. Spell his name right if you’re going to talk about him. Du’Vonta. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/YAbbH4wpdt
— 𝔹𝕚𝕘 𝕂 (@CrownAndJoke) May 6, 2022
Lampkin attended the Baltimore Ravens rookie mini-camp after going undrafted in the 2018 NFL Draft but was not signed. Lampkin signed with the Tennessee Titans on July 31, 2018. On September 1, 2018, he was released.
He redshirted in 2015 and played two seasons for the Sooners, according to SoonerSports.com. According to Lampkin’s web bio, he played for the Tennessee Titans and the Massachusetts Pirates of the Indoor Football League. Lampkin, a Houston native, attended Cypress Falls High School.