Former Michigan Football Star Craig Roh Dies at 33 from Colon Cancer

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Former Michigan Wolverines football standout Craig Roh, known for his stellar performances on the defensive line from 2009 to 2012, has tragically passed away at the age of 33 after battling colon cancer.

The heartbreaking news was confirmed by Roh’s wife, Chelsea Roh, who shared the devastating announcement on social media. Chelsea expressed her profound grief and admiration for her late husband, describing him as the epitome of determination and dedication.

In a heartfelt tribute on Instagram, Chelsea Roh reflected on Craig’s remarkable character and the impact he had on her life and their young son, Max. She praised Craig’s unwavering commitment to excellence in all aspects of his life, emphasizing his role as a devoted husband and father.

“Craig was the most driven/disciplined person I have ever met,” Chelsea wrote. “He gave 10000% into everything he did, including being a wonderful husband/father. Driving away from our first date, I knew in that moment that my life was changed forever.”

Despite his untimely passing, Chelsea Roh emphasized the richness and fulfillment of Craig’s life, highlighting the enduring legacy he leaves behind. She expressed her uncertainty about navigating life without him but pledged to continue for the sake of their son, Max.

Craig Roh’s tenure as a defensive stalwart for the Michigan Wolverines left an indelible mark on the football program and the broader community. His contributions on the field and his character off the field earned him respect and admiration from teammates, coaches, and fans alike.

The news of Craig Roh’s passing has elicited an outpouring of condolences and tributes from across the sports world, underscoring the profound impact he had on those who knew him. As the Michigan football community mourns the loss of one of its own, Craig Roh’s memory will endure as a testament to his courage, resilience, and unwavering spirit.

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