Pernell "Sweet Pea" Whitaker dead at 55

Hit by a car in Virginia Beach last night. North Hampton and Baker blvd. What a shame. Dude was still pretty young, and had accomplished so much.

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Holy crap.

I loved watching him box.

Just passed a bad wreck this a.m. and have been contemplating my mortality all day.

I'm genuinely stunned right now.

Whitaker went to school with Bruce. He was an awesome south paw , and combined speed,excellent stamina, and power. He could wear you down and then knock you out.

Met Bruce for the first time at mahi mahs in Virginia Beach something like 20 years ago. He was having dinner with sweet pea. Both were super nice and signed napkins for me. I was around 10 years old, it was awesome, will never forget it. RIP HOFer

One of the best athletes in Virginia history- in the conversation with Lawrence Taylor, Michael Vick, Moses Malone, Ralph Sampson, Bruce Smith, Bullet Bill Dudley, Sam Snead, and Justin Verlander for the best athlete ever from Virginia.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Gotta put Allen Iverson on that list too

21st century QBs Undefeated vs UVA:
MV7, MV5, LT3, Josh Jackson, Jerod Evans, Michael Brewer, Tyrod Taylor, Sean Glennon, and Grant Noel. That's right, UVA. You couldn't beat Grant Noel.

Agreed, and I'd also add Arthur Ashe, Alonzo Mourning, and Gabbi Douglas to the list

I am not sure how I missed him. He is the best HS football player I have ever seen in person.

Five star get after it 100 percent Juice Key-Playing. MAN

Damn that's horrible newsπŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ™...wasn't that was ronyell's uncle as well?...prayers from hokie nation