Dang...he was still young. He was probably about 30. That's sad.
I did a Google search for news on his death, but I couldn't find anything. It did turn up a hit on Youtube of some Charles Drake high school highlights. At least I'm assuming it's the same Charles Drake, but he was around before the internet really hit its stride:
... which means absolutely nothing. Hope it's not true, but if so, RIP Charles.
Starting strong safety for two years between Patmon and Shazor (2001-02 - though Bentley has him mixed with LeSeuer here). One of my fraternity brothers worked with the team and thought Drake was the funniest kid on the team, said Drake was a "fellow hood rat" (in context, not a bad thing--referring to his SoCali tastes and tongue).
Condolences to his family and memories of his time at the Big House.
A friend of mine from high school was on the U of M track team, and they were good friends.
to see if she releases any details. I didn't wanna be pestering her for details at a time like this. All she said this morning was that they were close, and she brought him home for meals and for church on several occcasions.
Rest in peace Charles Drake #michiganman #Go Blue
Very sad. Do we know the cause?
Speaking of Brabbs, is he doing better in his struggle against cancer?
Charles now plays for Bo. That's one helluva team up there.