Posted by Tom Fornelli
Sad news from Louisiana Tech on Thursday morning, as the school sent out a release confirming that running back Tyrone Duplessis passed away early Thursday morning at his off-campus apartment.
Duplessis was only 21 years old.
“Tyrone was a valuable part of this football family,” said head coach Sonny Dykes in a statement. “This is a tragic, senseless loss, but he made a lasting impact on this team, University and everyone that knew him.”
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Tyrone and his family,” said Athletics Director Bruce Van De Velde. “Tyrone was a special young man who was loved and respected by the Tech Family. He will be dearly missed, but I am sure his teammates and friends will honor and remember him through their commitment to fulfilling their potential.”
The cause of death has not yet been determined.
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