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Dixie State senior football player dies in St. George hospital

FILE: Dixie State University. Photo: Associated Press.

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Officials at Dixie State University say redshirt senior football player Abraham Reinhardt has died at a hospital.

School officials did not release a cause of death, but an online account set up for his medical bills says the 23-year-old Reinhardt died of a sudden illness.

According to the school’s athletic department, Reinhardt died Friday evening at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George.

Reinhardt, a native of Wailuku, Hawaii, was a linebacker at Dixie State and had 79 career tackles and 3½ sacks.

School officials say Reinhardt earned first team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic honors this past season after helping lead the Trailblazers in three different defensive statistical categories.

A campus candlelight vigil for Reinhardt is scheduled Monday night at Dixie State’s clock tower.