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Former Florida International football player Emmanuel Lubin dies in car accident, school says – USA TODAY

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Former FIU defensive back Emmanuel Lubin died in a car accident Saturday night, the school announced Sunday. 

Lubin, 21, was a North Miami, Florida, native and attended North Miami Beach Senior High School before heading to FIU. In 2018, he started 13 games at defensive back as part of a school-record nine-win campaign and set career highs in tackles (31) and tackles-for-loss (2.5) with four pass breakups. 

“Tragically, we lost a great young man in Emmanuel Lubin last night,” FIU coach head 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.” 

Lubin played 45 games over four seasons with the Panthers and recorded one career interception. Per the school’s statement, Lubin was pursuing a liberal studies degree at FIU and had aspirations to continue his football career.  

According to his bio on the school’s website, he is the brother of former NFL defensive back E.J. Biggers and the stepbrother of former NFL defender Louis Delmas. 

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