UNLV defensive lineman Ryan Keeler died on Monday, according to a report in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Keeler, a 275-pound freshman from Chicago, had recently transferred to UNLV from Rutgers. He appeared in two games for the Rebels last season, totaling eight tackles and one sack.
UNLV defensive lineman Ryan Keeler has died, people close to the program confirmed to the Review-Journal on Monday.https://t.co/i5bnZ81Mgc
— Las Vegas Review-Journal (@reviewjournal) February 21, 2023
Nazareth Academy in Chicago, where Keeler played his high school football, tweeted condolences to their fallen former player.
There are no words. Our hearts are heavy. God bless the Keeler family. We love you Ryan. pic.twitter.com/Znro5j75UV
— Nazareth Academy Football (@FootballNaz) February 21, 2023
Keeler’s teammates also expressed their sorrow at his loss.
Long Live Ryan Keeler gone…