Ex-FIU player Lubin dies at 21 in car accident

Field Level Media

July 21, 2019 at 11:34 pm.

Former Florida International defensive back Emmanuel Lubin, who started all 13 games last season, was killed in a car accident Saturday night, the school announced. He was 21.

Lubin played in 45 games for the Panthers, with 86 career tackles and one interception. He made 31 tackles, with 2.5 for loss and a sack last season, when he helped FIU record a school-record nine victories that included a Bahamas Bowl victory over Toledo.

“Tragically, we lost a great young man in Emmanuel Lubin last night,” coach Butch Davis said in a statement.

“He was a hard worker, great teammate and was respected and loved by his teammates, coaches and staff at FIU. His character, work ethic and leadership were instrumental in leading our program to success these past two seasons. Our football program is mourning his loss and we will honor Emmanuel every day moving forward. Our hearts and prayers go out to his friends and family. “