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Amherst College Football Player Andrew Dorogi Died On Spring Break In Mexico

A pylon at the CFP National Championship game.

ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 08: A detailed view of the ESPN Pylon Cam during the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Amherst College is mourning the loss of a football player who passed away on spring break in Mexico last week.

Senior Andrew Dorogi, a native of Cleveland, died last Friday in Mexico City. Dorogi, 21, was set to graduate in May with a degree in economics.

“Andrew’s smile radiated the joy and faith with which he lived his life,” his family wrote. “We will always remember his wit, intelligence, athleticism and kind heart. We will forever treasure the blessing of our time with Andrew, and the precious memories of how he enriched our lives and fortified our spirits.”

The US State Department also confirmed the news, but details have been scarce.

A tight end, Dorogi played in four games for Amherst last fall. He rushed eight times for 30 yards and scored a touchdown in the team's opening win over Bates.

Dorogi also recorded a tackle on special teams. He played in four games during the 2014 season as a true freshman, making three tackles.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dorogi's friends and family and the entire Amherst College community.

RIP Andrew.