NASHVILLE, Tenn | Vanderbilt tight end Turner Cockrell dies of cancer at 21
NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Vanderbilt tight end Turner Cockrell died Thursday at home after battling cancer for more than a year. He was 21.
Cockrell was surrounded by family in Acworth, Georgia, when he died. The Commodores were told of Cockrell’s death at a team meeting Thursday afternoon, Vanderbilt spokesman Larry Leathers said.
The tight end noticed two lumps on the right side of his neck last fall and was diagnosed with melanoma in November.