CHADRON, Neb. (AP) A football player at a small college in western Nebraska has died following the team's practice Thursday.

Chadron State College officials said 20-year-old freshman Eric Goll of Haines City, Florida, was taken from the practice field to Chadron Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 12:30 p.m.

No cause of death was announced. Chadron police and the Dawes County Attorney's office are investigating.

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Coach Jay Long said Goll was one of the happiest people had ever met and that the hearts of the players and coaches are broken for Goll's family.