Former Racer football player dies in car accident

Former Racer football defensive end Adrian Dinkins was killed in a car accident late Tuesday evening in Ridgeland, Miss.

Before Murray State, Dinkins played two seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College before signing for the 2012 season at Murray State. After one year, Dinkins went back to Mississippi to play for Delta State University.

“Playing with him on the field, it was always fun,” said Murray State senior and former Racer football player Jeremy Bracket. “Even when things were looking bad, he was still going to try to make a play to help turn the game around. He was always joking, and that’s what everybody remembered. Everybody just liked him.”

As a senior on the defensive line at Delta State, Dinkins played in 10 games and started in seven. At Murray State, he played in 10 games at defensive tackle as well.

  “He just had that laugh that when you heard it, you knew it was him,” Brackett said. “It’s sad that I’m never going to hear it again. That’s the part that hurts the most. It’s crazy.”

Investigators say Dinkins was driving his Chevy Trailblazer when it rolled over and he was ejected from the car. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Staff Report