Desmond Pollard, a junior who led Gilmer in receiving in 2013, has passed away, according to Gilmer coach Jeff Traylor.
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Coach Traylor tweeted the following Monday morning:
Jeff Traylor @CoachTraylor
Doug Martin at East Tex Prof. Cr Union has set up a memorial fund to help offset the expenses for Desmond Pollards Funeral. Phone#9039182265
Official Gilmer Buckeyes Facebook post on March 2, 2014:
A Statement from Gilmer Buckeyes Head Coach, Jeff Traylor:
"With a heavy heart we mourn the loss of Desmond Pollard who passed away this afternoon. He was a Junior Wide Receiver who wore number 8 just like his brother Darion Pollard did. He also played basketball and ran track. He was the fourth of the Pollard brothers we coached. Devane, Darious, Darrion, and all of his family are in our prayers. We will all miss his sweet smile."
Official Gilmer Buckeyes Facebook
Tuesday, March 4 Update
Desmond Pollard Fund - On-Line Giving
We know that getting to the field house or credit union to help with giving to this cause may not be possible for some. The link below provides another way to help this family.
The organizer of this on-line giving link has coordinated with Amy Ward at the field house and the participants at Mike Craig Ford to accept credit card donations on behalf of the family.”