Ryan Keeler will be our focus in this post. We will look at his life and the cause of death of this young player.
Who was Ryan Keeler?
He was a young man who was only 20 years from Chicago. He played his high school football at the Nazareth Academy in which is in Illinois.
His exploits at the high school was huge as he was a highly recruited player with dozens of scholarship offers.
He is a defensive lineman for the UNLV. Ryan Keeler is said to have completed his redshirt freshman season recently. He played in seven games and his record include eight tackles.
He then transferred to UNLV only last season from his former base of Rutgers University.
Keeler was “majoring in pre-business” and has been described as as academic.
This sterns from the fact that he is an Academic All-Mountain West honoree.
The late 20 year old player held an amazing 3.80 GPA.
What was the cause of Ryan Keeler death?
His death was announced by UNLV in a statement.
Their statement said: “We are devastated to have lost a member of our Rebel family,” first-year UNLV football head coach Barry Odom said in a statement. “While I had the honor of knowing Ryan for only a couple of months, he already stood out to our coaching staff as an incredible person, student and teammate. Our condolences and prayers go out to Ryan’s family as we grieve along with them over this tremendous loss.”
The statement stay short of mentioning the cause of death of the late player.
Tributes have been pouring in for the young player. Adam Plant Jr.eulogises the player writing:
“Long Live Ryan Keeler gone way too soon I’m lost for words right now love you forever brother.”
The Rutgers football, from where he came to UNLV said:“We love you, Ryan.”
His high school football academy wrote:“There are no words. Our hearts are heavy. God bless the Keeler family. We love you Ryan.”
Erick Harper, who is the athletics director of UNLV said:“The UNLV family is in mourning today over the sudden loss of one of our own,” UNLV athletics director Erick Harper said. “Our hearts go out to all of Ryan’s family and friends along with his Rebel teammates.”
“Words are hard to come by this evening as we grieve the sudden and tragic loss of UNLV student-athlete Ryan Keeler. My sincere condolences are with Ryan’s family, friends, loved ones, and teammates during this very difficult time.”
This is the tribute from the UNLV president Keith E. Whitfield.