Former NFL Tight End, JSU Coach Calvin Magee Dead At 59
Calvin Magee, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end and coach at Jacksonville State University, has died … the school announced on Friday.
He was 59.
“Our hearts are broken with the loss of our beloved friend Calvin Magee,” Rich Rodriguez, head coach for the JSU Gamecocks said in a statement. “Calvin was a great husband, great father, and grandfather, great coach, great friend and great man.”
“He impacted my life and the lives of so many others in such a positive way. Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful family – wife Rose, daughters Jade and Jasmine, son Bryson, his grandchildren, and all his friends and relatives. Our world is less, but heaven got better.”
“I miss him dearly already. I love you, my brother,” Rich added.
JSU mourns the loss of beloved @JSUGamecockFB Offensive Coordinator Calvin Magee.
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— Jacksonville State Athletics (@JSUGamecocks) May 20, 2022
Magee, whose coaching career began in the early ’90s at Tampa Catholic High School in Florida, joined Rodriguez’s staff after leaving Duke University this past December.
During his more than two decades of coaching experience, Magee made stops at South Florida, West Virginia, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Arizona, New Mexico, and Ole Miss.
In 2007, Magee was named the AFCA’s Assistant Coach of the Year after he helped lead WVU to an 11-2 record, a Big East Championship, and a Fiesta Bowl victory over Oklahoma.
Magee spent 4 seasons in the NFL after being drafted out of Southern college, where he played in 56 games for the Bucs org.
Rest in peace, Calvin Magee 🙏🧡 pic.twitter.com/50wKNc9g7p
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) May 20, 2022
In those games, Magee started in 34 and recorded 114 receptions, 1379 yards, and 11 touchdowns.
Magee is survived by his wife Rose, and their children, Jade, Jasmine, and Bryson.