Hugh Douglas and Christion Files Jr. Wiki – Biography
Hugh Douglas, 20, and Christion Files Jr., also 20, were pronounced dead after their vehicle crashed head-on into a utility pole and overturned in East Point, located southwest of Atlanta, around 5 p.m., the Philadelphia Inquirer reported. Police say the couple’s vehicle attempted to pass another car at high speed when Files Jr. lost control and went off the road, knocking down two utility poles. The former NFL star, who shared her name with her late son, took to social media to pay a heartbreaking tribute and posted multiple photos of them on Twitter and Instagram. “You were already a better man than me,” Douglas captioned a post on Platform X, formerly known as Twitter, from his beloved son. Both Douglas and Files Jr. would graduate from Morehouse College in 2025.
Hugh Douglas, 20, and Christion Files Jr., 20, years old.
Son of former NFL star Hugh Douglas killed in Labor Day crash
Douglas, described as an “exceptional student who showed immense dedication,” majored in business administration and concentrated in finance; Files Jr. also majored in business administration with a concentration in marketing. “Hugh and Christion were not only friends, but also roommates during their sophomore year, and all of us in the Morehouse family feel their loss deeply,” said Kevin Booker, vice president of student services and dean of Morehouse. “…They leave a legacy of excellence, passion and dedication that will continue to inspire us all.” A wave of Moorehead University students mourned the deaths of their fallen classmates. “Hugh Douglas was an exceptional student who showed immense dedication and promise in pursuing a degree in business administration with a concentration in finance,” the school wrote on its official Instagram. “He was a member of the @MorehouseBusiness Association, a member of @AltFinanceedu, and a member of @GoldmanSachs, demonstrating his commitment to excellence in his field…”
Files was co-captain of the school’s track team, media chair of the junior class council and part of the Morehouse Business Association. The elder Douglas is one of the hosts of the Philadelphia-based radio station 94WIP, who paid their respects on the show and on social media expressing their “deepest condolences” to the family. “We want to express our deepest condolences to @Bighugh53 of 94WIP and his entire family as his son Hugh Douglas tragically passed away yesterday. “Our hearts are heavy for Hugh and his family,” the station posted on X, formally known as Twitter. “Every time I talked to Hugh about his kids, he spoke very glowingly about [his son] Hugh,” said Joe Giglio, another 94WIP host on Tuesday’s show. “When I heard him, he impacted me in many ways. I’m sad for Hugh. As a parent, he is the worst thing you can hear,” he continued. Hugh Douglas, a three-time Pro Bowler, spent 10 years in the NFL, where he played for the Jets, Eagles and Jaguars. He was drafted in the first round by the Jets and lasted two seasons, from 1995 to 1997. After his first stint with the Eagles, he left to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003 before returning to Philadelphia for one final return in 2004.