Arizona Cardinals' Jeff Gladney killed in Texas crash, reports say

Jeff Gladney
Posted at 11:51 AM, May 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-01 11:24:08-04

Jeff Gladney, who just signed with the Arizona Cardinals this spring, has died in a car crash in Texas, according to reports.

The 25-year-old cornerback died Monday morning, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, who reportedly confirmed the news with Gladney’s agent.

According to ESPN, the crash occurred when one speeding vehicle clipped a car in front of it, losing control and hitting a freeway beam. Dallas Fire-Rescue reportedly said a woman also died in the crash.

Just days before the crash, Gladney closed on a home for his mother in the Dallas area, family told ABC15.

Gladney's family also says he leaves behind a 1-year-old son.


Gladney signed with the Cardinals in March and previously played with the Minnesota Vikings.

"We are devastated to learn of Jeff Gladney’s passing. Our hearts go out to his family, friends and all who are mourning this tremendous loss," the Cardinals said in a statement.

Current and former teammates have taken to Twitter to express their sadness after his death, including Isaiah Simmons and Eno Benjamin.

This story is developing. Stay with ABC15 for updates.