Walker: Reality of Super Bowl has not yet set in
Delanie Walker was the 49ers' third leading receiver in the Super Bowl with three catches for 48 yards. (USA TODAY IMAGES)
49ers tight end Delanie Walker's aunt and uncle Alice and Bryan Young were killed by a drunk driver at 5 a.m. New Orleans time on Monday morning following San Francisco's Super Bowl loss.
Walker tweeted the news this morning, along with the picture of his family celebrating in New Orleans:
Alice and bryan young my aunt and uncle was killed on Monday at 5 am after the super bowl by a drunk… instagr.am/p/VZbVLfBfl7/— Delanie walker (@Dwalk46) February 6, 2013
The New Orleans Times Picayune published this report.
On Wednesday morning, his teammates took to Twitter to offer their condolences:
@dwalk46 sorry homie.Will keep you and your fam in my prayers.— jonathan goodwin (@jgoody59) February 6, 2013
Thoughts & prayers go out to @dwalk46 We are praying for you and your family— Jed York (@JedYork) February 6, 2013
49ers general manager Trent Baalke released the following statement:
“We extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to Delanie and his family as they grieve this tragedy. Our organization is here to support Delanie through this tough time, as we do with all of our players and staff. At this time, we will respect their family’s privacy and ask others to do so as well.”