Akeem Hebron was a talented football player who left a lasting impact on those around him. His kindness and resilience were evident throughout his life, and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Hebron’s untimely death has left his loved ones in a state of shock and profound grief.
Hebron was born on August 23, 1988, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He first gained recognition as a talented football player during his time at The Good Counsel High School, and was inducted into the school’s hall of fame in 2017. Following graduation, he pursued his passion for football at Georgia University, where he showcased his talents on the field. He had aspirations of playing in the NFL, but was unfortunately hampered by an injury that prevented him from reaching his goal. Despite this setback, Hebron remained a prominent figure in the football community and continued to inspire others.
During his time at UGA, Hebron was a 4-star recruit and Army All-American. He looked poised for a successful career as a football player, but his fortunes changed when he was arrested for two DUI offenses in the space of a few months. He was banned from games and the program for a year, but he returned to Georgia to pursue his dream of becoming an NFL player. Hebron was able to back up his teammates and play some meaningful football, but the injury that he suffered in practice still haunts him to this day.
In his final years, Hebron struggled with addiction and a series of health problems that threatened to derail his entire life. Eventually, he was diagnosed with PTSD and began a treatment regimen that ultimately saved his life. In his last years, he was a mentor to young players and sought to help them avoid the mistakes that he had made in his own youth.
The GC community mourns the loss of Akeem Hebron, a distinguished member of our hall of fame and one of our greatest players. He was a tireless advocate for our program and will continue to be a source of inspiration and strength for current students and alumni.
It is not yet known what caused Hebron’s death, but many have expressed their sincerest condolences with his family and friends. His passing has left a hole in the hearts of those who knew him, and his family and friends will be forever grateful for the time they had with him. We will update you with more information as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, please keep his family in your prayers. Thank you.