Kwamie Lassiter Former Cardinals Safety Dies at 49

LassiterFormer Cardinals Safety Kwamie Lassiter, who was an undrafted free agent and played with Pat Tillman while intercepting four passes in a single game, died of a heart attack during a workout. He was 49-years-old.

The team announced the death by saying that they were all saddened to learn about Lassiter’s death. The Cardinals thoughts and prayers went out to his friends and family.

Michael Bidwill, the Cardinals President, said that Lassiter entered the Cardinals as a rookie free agent who was undrafted. He was a key player on the team for eight seasons. After he retired, he continued to help the community. Everybody will miss him.

Larry Fitzgerald, the wide receiver for the Cardinals, wrote on Twitter that Lassiter was a wonderful human being. He inspired everybody in the community with his compassion and soul. I will miss him.

Lassiter played in the NFL for 10 seasons from 1995-2004. He was with the Cardinals for eight seasons and played for the San Diego Chargers. He ended his career with the St. Louis Rams. Lassiter was a rookie, 26-years-old fresh out of Kansas when he became a Cardinal.

The football player’s record was 25 interceptions, 34 passes, and 588 tackles. He had four sacks in his career and was a 2001 Pro Bowl alternate with nine interceptions. In 1998’s final game of the season against the Chargers, he had four interceptions which helped get the Cardinals a slot in the playoffs.

The Cardinals stated that he has four children: Eric, Kwamie II, Darius, Kwinton, Kwincy, Devon, KaVon and Darian.

Written By Barbara Sobel

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