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College Football Player Died During Preseason Workout This Afternoon

A general view of a goal post.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 27: A general view is seen during the College Football Sydney Cup match between Stanford University (Stanford Cardinal) and Rice University (Rice Owls) at Allianz Stadium on August 27, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

A University of Maine football player died during a workout this afternoon. He reportedly collapsed and could not be resuscitated by those who tended to him.

The 18-year old was a freshman member of the Black Bears team. He was set to enter his first year at the school.

His name is not being released at this time. According to its release, Maine says it will do so after informing the family of the loss.

The Bangor Daily Newshas more on the unnamed Maine football player:

The player collapsed on the field at approximately 1:15 p.m., according to a University of Maine press release. Members of the UMaine training staff and local first responders were unable to resuscitate him.

The student’s name will be released after his family has been notified.

The temperature was in the low 80s during Tuesday’s workout, but the humidity was high.

Maine athletic director James Settele and school president Joan Ferrini-Mundy put out statements addressing this tragic loss.

“UMaine Athletics is devastated by this terrible incident. We extend our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time and ask that their privacy be respected,” UMaine Athletic Director James Settele said.


“The Athletics Department, our student-athletes and the entire campus mourn the loss of this bright and promising member of our community. We ask all to keep him, his family and his friends in your thoughts through this painful time,” new UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy said Tuesday.

Our thoughts go out to the family, the Maine football community, and everyone affected.

[Bangor Daily News]

Update: The identity of the player has been released. It is freshman Darius Minor, who had recently enrolled at the school.

We'll have more as it is released.