Dixie State University mourns sudden loss of senior football player

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Dixie State University’s community is mourning the loss of a senior football player who died suddenly from an illness Friday evening, according to St. George News.

Abraham Reinhardt, 23, died at Dixie Regional Medical Center. His GoFundMe stated he died from a sudden illness, however details of that illness was not released.  

“We are all incredibly saddened and shocked by Abraham’s passing,” Jason Booth, Dixie State’s athletic director, said in the press release. “He’s leaving behind a team of equally amazing young men who are struggling with this news as well. We will do everything we can to support Abraham’s family and the team during this very difficult time.”

According to a press release, Reinhardt was from Wailuku, Hawaii and was a linebacker for the school. Prior to coming to Dixie State, Reinhardt played at Riverside City College in California. 

“Trailblazer Nation is deeply grieved by the loss of Abraham, and our hearts go out to the Reinhardt family, his team, coaches, and friends,” said Richard B. Williams, DSU President. “We invite all DSU students, student-athletes, faculty and staff who have been impacted by this tragedy to utilize the counseling services and other resources available through our Health & Counseling Center.”​

A GofundMe has been set up to help the Reinhardt family cover medical expenses and funeral costs. 

A candlelight vigil has been planned for Monday night at 8 p.m. at the Dixie State University clock tower. 

You can read the full news release at St. George News

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