Football player dies after Chadron State practice

POSTED BY:  Channel 8 Eyewitness News

CHADRON – Chadron State College freshman football player Eric Goll, age 20, died Thursday following team practice. Goll, a native of Haines City, Florida, was transported from the practice field to Chadron Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at approximately 12:30 p.m.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Goll’s family, teammates, and friends from the entire Chadron State College community,” said CSC president Dr. Randy Rhine.

"Eric was one of the happiest people I’ve ever met," said head football coach Jay Long. "Our hearts are broken for Eric’s family. They have our condolences and our prayers."

Chadron State will continue to cooperate with the Chadron Police Department during the investigation.

Further information will be released by the Dawes County Attorney’s office when available. Arrangements for memorial services are pending.

Courtesy:  Chadron State College