College football community mourning loss of former Rutgers defensive lineman who died at 20

The University of Nevada Las Vegas confirmed former Rutgers defensive lineman Ryan Keeler died.

News 12 Staff

Feb 21, 2023, 11:43 AM

Updated 508 days ago

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The University of Nevada Las Vegas has confirmed Ryan Keeler died.
Keeler was 20 years old. He started his college career at Rutgers before transferring at the beginning of the 2022 season and spent his last season at UNLV.
UNLV released a statement on Monday announcing Keeler’s death and tweeted, “The UNLV community is mourning the loss of Rebel football student-athlete Ryan Keeler.”
In a statement released Monday, Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano said the program is "devastated to hear of Ryan’s passing."
The UNLV coach released a statement saying, “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."
A cause of death has not yet been released.


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