Former college football player Marcus Carey has passed away

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Former Miami (Florida) Hurricanes player Marcus Carey has passed away. He was 49.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. However, according to the Miami Herald, Carey passed away following a battle with cancer.

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Death Candle (Photo by Pixabay)

“We’re saddened to learn of the passing of Marcus Carey,” Miami (Florida) Hurricanes said in their football Twitter account. “Marcus was a member of the ’89 and ’91 National Championship teams and served our community as a police officer with Miami Dade PA. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones.”

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While a member of the Hurricanes, Carey was part of the 1989 and 1991 Hurricanes National Championship teams. He was a special teams player for the team from 1989 through 1994.

Carey joined the police academy in 2000. He was a patrol officer, before joining the narcotics bureau in 2005.

“He had a good heart and was just able to communicate with people,” Kirk Beruty, his former longtime police partner, who recently retired as a Miami-Dade narcotics detective, said. “And his humor — he made everyone bust out laughing, even in the darkest of times.”

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Carey is survived by his two children. A GoFundMe has been established to help the family during their time of need.

Former teammate A.C. Tellison created the GoFundMe account. At this time, the GoFundMe has raised over $17,000 of the $20,000 goal.

“Marcus was a committed and loyal public servant with the Miami-Dade Police Department,” Tellison wrote his description on GoFundMe. “A tragic illness took Marcus away from us way too soon. I am organizing this fundraising effort on behalf of Marcus’ friends and teammates. All donations will be given to his wife Heather and family to help offset final arrangements. Marcus, you will be missed! Canes4Life”

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