Former Middleton (Wis.) Excessive College and College of Michigan volleyball standout Molly Lillard, the daughter of former College of Wisconsin and New York Jets huge receiver Al Toon, reportedly was shot to demise in what police are describing as an obvious murder-suicide Sunday in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Arizona Republic reported that Lillard was discovered with gunshot wounds in entrance of a home round 5 p.m. native time and transported to a hospital however succumbed to her accidents. Her husband, Royce Lillard III, was suspected of the taking pictures and barricaded himself in his house earlier than being discovered useless of an obvious self-inflicted gunshot wound. SWAT groups tried to ascertain contact with Royce Lillard earlier than coming into the house round 11 p.m.
The couple’s 8-month-old baby was additionally inside the home and was not injured.
According to the Times-Tribune in Middleton, the couple had been married for 2 years.
Molly Elizabeth Lillard, 28, was a 2010 graduate of Middleton Excessive College, twice main the college to the state volleyball event earlier than taking part in on the College of Michigan. She was a four-year letter-winner for the Wolverines and earned honorable point out all-American honors from the American Volleyball Coaches Affiliation as a senior in 2013.
The Toon household — mother and father Jane and Al and 4 kids — is well-known in Madison.
Molly’s father, Al Toon, completed his faculty profession in 1984 because the Badgers’ all-time chief in receptions (131), receiving touchdowns (19) and yards (2,103), faculty marks he held for practically 20 years earlier than he was bypassed by Lee Evans in 2003. He was chosen No. 10 total within the 1985 NFL draft by the New York Jets and earned first-team All Professional distinction in 1986 together with three Professional Bowl alternatives over eight years.
The annual award presented by the Wisconsin Sports Network to the state’s greatest highschool receiver is called for Toon, who was additionally a two-time All-American triple jumper with the Wisconsin Badgers monitor and discipline crew and certified for the Olympic trials.
Molly’s brother, Nick Toon, additionally had an illustrious profession as a receiver for the Badgers and is fourth in profession receptions with 171 and in receiving yards with 2,447. He was chosen within the 2012 NFL draft (fourth spherical) by the New Orleans Saints and stayed within the league by way of the 2015 season, making 21 catches for 283 yards and a landing.
In 2011, ESPN profiled an evening for the Toon family throughout which Nick performed within the inaugural Big Ten title game towards Michigan State whereas Molly’s Michigan crew concurrently upset Stanford within the NCAA volleyball event to achieve the Candy 16.
Molly’s sister, Kirby Toon, performed volleyball at Wisconsin, and youngest sister Sydney performed volleyball at UW-Whitewater.
Notice: Images within the Rob Reischel tweet taken by Mary Langenfeld.
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