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A college football player perishes while cliff jumpingA college football player perishes while cliff jumping

Brexten Green, a 20-year-old college football player, perished in a horrific cliff-diving mishap over the long Fourth of July weekend. Green, a wide receiver for Division II school Emporia State, was cliff diving in Grand Lake in Oklahoma, according to a press release.

Around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Grand River Dam Authority received an emergency contact; Green’s corpse was later found more than 30 feet underwater. Coach Garin Higgins of Emporia State stated in a statement, “It’s a sad day for Emporia State football and just a tragic loss for the Green family.”

“Brexten was a fantastic teammate who had a tremendous deal of passion for our football program. He demonstrated it by his spirit of competition, hard ethic, and desire to stand for his colleagues. He will always be a member of our football team.” Green was getting ready to play for the Hornets as a redshirt freshman.

 

Written by Eren Kilic

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