LSU track coach Dennis Shaver confirmed Friday night that former football and track-and-field star Orlando McDaniel passed away after contracting the coronavirus. He was 59.

Per The Advocate:
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McDaniel died Friday night, LSU track coach Dennis Shaver said.

“Orlando was a tireless worker for the youth in his area of (Dallas-Fort Worth) ,” Shaver said. “His youth North Texas Cheetahs Track Club, year after year, developed many of the great athletes competing for universities throughout the United States.”

Shaver said McDaniel, who starred at LSU from 1978-81, had recently traveled to Washington, D.C., and fell ill after returning home.


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A good man gone. Too sad. RIP
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We took a few classes together back in the day at our alma mater. Great athlete excellent student and humble as hell.
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We took a few classes together back in the day at our alma mater. Great athlete excellent student and humble as hell.
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Why did he not prosper in the NFL? He was fast, could catch the ball, and had heart.
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dude was a burner
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That is so sad! This thing knows no barriers or boundaries. May God bless him and his family. Stay safe everyone!
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I heard that on the morning news in Dallas, today. I was like, is that the same guy? I'm old enough to remember him as a phenomenal athlete at LSU.
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Prayers to his family. Rest in peace, loyal Tiger.
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Remember him well. So sad.
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RIP
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