Brad McGuire, part of Louisiana football’s first New Orleans Bowl win, dies at 33 in Florida car accident

Former Louisiana football standout Brad McGuire died Wednesday in a single-car accident in Jacksonville, Florida.

UL Assistant Athletic Director for Communications Josh Brunner confirmed the news to The Daily Advertiser.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, McGuire was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 33.

McGuire is most known to Ragin’ Cajuns fans for helping lead the football program to its first New Orleans Bowl victory over San Diego State in 2011.

Louisiana-Lafayette wide receiver Ross Goodlett (15) and quarterback Brad McGuire (8) hold up the New Orleans Bowl trophy after their NCAA college football game against San Diego State in New Orleans, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Louisiana-Lafayette won 32-30. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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A native of Gulf Breeze, Florida, he signed with UL in 2007 and after redshirting his first year, served as current Cajuns coach Michael Desormeaux’s backup at quarterback the next two seasons.

During his five years at UL, McGuire embodied a Tim Tebow-esque capacity with the Ragin’ Cajuns, playing multiple positions from quarterback to making tackles on special teams.

He finished his career with 626 passing yards, three passing touchdowns, 172 rushing yards, six rushing touchdowns and three tackles.

This article originally appeared on Lafayette Daily Advertiser: Louisiana football: Brad McGuire, 33, dies in Florida car accident