Ex-NFL Star Hugh Douglas' Son Dead At 20, Killed In Car Crash

The son of ex-NFL star Hugh Douglas was tragically killed in a car crash on Monday … the younger Douglas’ college announced this week.

He was just 20 years old.

According to police documents, obtained by The Philadelphia Inquirer, the accident occurred at around 5 PM in the Atlanta area. Police say Douglas’ son, Hugh, and his Morehouse College roommate, Christion Files Jr., had been driving at a high rate of speed when their car careened off the road, hit two utility poles and flipped over.

Both men were pronounced deceased at the scene.

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In its announcement of the tragedy, Morehouse College said the loss of the two “is deeply felt by all of us in the Morehouse family.”

“Hugh Douglas was an exceptional student who displayed immense dedication and promise in pursuing a business administration degree with a concentration in finance,” the school said, adding, “Christion Files Jr. was a remarkable young man who made his mark academically and in extracurricular activities.”

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The elder Douglas — who made three Pro Bowls with the Philadelphia Eagles in the early 2000s — has been posting tributes to his son throughout the past few days on X … writing in one of them on Wednesday, “Your father is the only man that is truly happy you are better than them. You made me so proud.”

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Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni expressed his condolences to the Douglas family on Tuesday — saying in a press conference that he had always been told Douglas’ son was “an unbelievable kid.”


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