UNLV football player Ryan Keeler dies

UNLV football player Ryan Keeler
UNLV football player Ryan Keeler(UNLV Athletics)
Published: Feb. 20, 2023 at 7:37 PM PST
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - UNLV has confirmed that football player Ryan Keeler has died.

Keeler transferred to the UNLV program at the beginning of the 2022 season. He previously played at Rutgers University.

Former UNLV teammates and players are posting about his death on social media. His high school posted the tragic news saying in part “there are no words, our hearts are heavy.”

Keeler was a sophomore defensive lineman on the team.

New UNLV head coach Barry Odom released this statement:

This is a developing story. The FOX5 sports team is working to learn more.