Former Florida International defensive back Emmanuel Lubin died Saturday after being involved in a car accident, the university announced.

He was 21.

"Tragically, we lost a great young man in Emmanuel Lubin last night," FIU coach Butch Davis said in a statement. "He was a hard worker, great teammate and was respected and loved by his teammates, coaches and staff at FIU. His character, work ethic and leadership were instrumental in leading our program to success these past two seasons. Our football program is mourning his loss and we will honor Emmanuel every day moving forward. Our hearts and prayers go out to his friends and family."

Details regarding the accident are still unclear. 

Lubin recorded 83 tackles and one interception across 45 games during his collegiate career at FIU. He is the brother of former NFL cornerback E.J. Biggers and stepbrother of former NFL safety Louis Delmas.