Parys Haralson, a 39 year-old ex-San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints linebacker, has passed away.
A cause of death has not been released.
“Parys was a beloved member of our organization that lived life with an extraordinary amount of passion and joy… leaving an inedible mark on everyone he came across. We extend our condolences to Parys’s family and loved ones, ” a statement from the 49ers read.
Haralson was with the 49ers from 2006-2012. Additionally, he played with the Saints for two seasons. When he stopped playing professionally, he was the director of player engagement for the 49ers for two years.
Furthermore, Haralson was a fifth-round pick in the 2006 NFL draft from the University of Tennessee.
In his nine-year NFL career, he started in 118 games and completed 28 sacks. In 2008, he had a career-high of 8 sacks.