Date of Death: 1/1/2007 (aged 24)
After only two seasons in the NFL, Darrent Williams looked like he was well on his way to becoming a stalwart on the defensive end for the Denver Broncos. While attending a birthday party held Safari nightclub for then-Nuggets player Kenyon Martin, teammate Brandon Marshall got into a verbal dispute with some people who happened to be members of a gang.
As Williams, Marshall, teammate Javon Walker and a female friend rode away in an Hummer H2 limousine, Crips gang member Willie D. Clark fired at the car and struck Williams in the neck. He fell into the lap of Walker and died immediately afterwards. He was only 24 years old.