Father of NFL linebacker dies unexpectedly

Devin White (left) and Carlos Thomas.

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Natchitoches Parish authorities say Carlos Thomas was suffering from a “medical condition” when he died last week. 

Thomas, father of Webster Parish native and pro football linebacker Devin White, died Thursday. According to KSLA Channel 12 News and Sheriff Stuart Wright, Thomas, 45, became unresponsive while being transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center after complaining about severe back pain.

White, who is from Springhill, went to LSU and plays for Tampa Bay. He made comments Friday on Facebook.

“Daddy you did it again, I’m selfish because I love you so much, I can’t even feel anything right now, I probably never will, all the stuff we did, all the talks, the hard times and the good times, I want (sic) ever forget, we had so much more to accomplish, you gave me the strenght, (sic) the motivation to keep attacking, you believed I was the best & I strived off that, making my parents proud & enjoying life, we went from Rags to Riches but it don’t mean nun (sic) if I can’t enjoy it with you, I never imagine you not being here, This can’t be real nor can it be the life I deserve, my eyes are heavy, my heart is broken, 💔 I just want my daddy, my real life twin ! I promise I will finish the job, you know what it is, I love you with everything in me ! I Just ran outta time.”

For more about Devin White in the aftermath of his father’s death, visit ESPN’s website or sports.yahoo.com.

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