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Oklahoma State video coordinator Jeff Naple passes away

Aug 31, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; General view of an Oklahoma State Cowboys helmet during a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Aug 31, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; General view of an Oklahoma State Cowboys helmet during a game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Some very sad news came out of Stillwater today.

Jeff Naple, Oklahoma State's video coordinator and a Cowboy alum, passed away at the age of 54 after a bout with pancreatic cancer.

Naple served in the Oklahoma State athletic department for 25 years. He began his tenure under then-head football coach Jimmy Johnson.

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"(Naple's) service to Oklahoma State and to Cowboy football over a span of many years was remarkable," Mike Gundy said in a statement. "He was outstanding at his job and played an important role in helping me do mine. We are going to miss his sense of humor and everything that he brought to our program.

Naple is survived by his wife, Bonnie, and 16-year-old son Nick.

(h/t NBC Sports)