They have our condolences and our prayers,” Long said in a statement.
The school’s football coach Jay Long said Goll was one of the happiest people he had ever met.
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..
Arrangements for memorial services are pending.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Goll’s family, teammates, and friends from the entire Chadron State College community,” Chadron State College president Dr. — A football player at a small college in western Nebraska has died following the team’s practice Thursday.
“Our hearts are broken for Eric’s family. Randy Rhine said in a statement.
No cause of death was announced. Chadron police and the Dawes County Attorney’s office are investigating Goll’s death.
Chadron State College says it will cooperate in the police department’s investigation.