According to Stetson University, sophomore defensive back Nick Blakely passed away on Monday after collapsing at a team practice. He was 19.
The university released this statement on Blakely’s passing:
It is with great sadness that I inform the university that Nicholas Adam Blakely, a 19-year-old sophomore accounting major from Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away this evening.
Nicholas, known as Nick to his friends, is a member of the Stetson University football team and was on the sidelines shortly after practice began this evening when he complained of not feeling well and collapsed. Nick was transported by ambulance to Florida Hospital DeLand.
Blakely was entering his second year with Stetson, having picked the Hatters over Georgia State per 247Sports. Blakely was a standout at Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Ga. prior to starting his college career.
We send our thoughts and prayers to Blakely’s friends and family in this difficult time.