A North Carolina home owned by Tennessee Titans cornerback Caleb Farley exploded overnight, killing one and injuring another, according to local authorities. Iredell County Fire Service and Emergency Management has confirmed Robert M. Farley, Caleb Farley’s father, was killed in the explosion.
Caleb Farley’s Father Killed in Home Explosion
Caleb Farley owns the home in Mooresville, N.C., but was not present at the time of the explosion. However, he was on-site Tuesday morning and spoke to police.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the explosion. Residents in the area told Queen City News they heard a “loud boom” around midnight and smelled gas outside. Neighbors also indicated Farley had owned the house for less than a year.
Robert Farley’s body was recovered by rescuers among the debris. He was just 61 years old. Emergency officials confirmed that another male was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
BEFORE & AFTER: A Mooresville home collapsed around midnight. We’ve been on scene all morning working to learn what caused this home to collapse and if anyone was inside. @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/1Ioqhoesbl
— Almiya White (@AlmiyaWhiteTV) August 22, 2023
Farley, 24, played college football at Virginia Tech before being drafted by the Titans in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He’s appeared in 12 games over two seasons. A torn ACL ended Farley’s 2021 campaign, while he underwent surgery for a herniated disc last year.