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University of Montana football player found dead of apparent suicide

Posted at 10:13 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-23 07:23:39-05

MISSOULA- A University of Montana football player has died unexpectedly at his home, university officials announced Tuesday night.

MTN News has confirmed that police believe the death of defensive end Andrew Harris was a suicide.

Harris was a senior academic student and a redshirt junior on the team. He was a 2015 graduate of Glacier High School in Kalispell.

“We extend our deepest sympathies to Andrew’s family and friends at this difficult time,” said President Seth Bodnar. “The entire UM family mourns his loss and our hearts go out to all who knew him.”

Grizzly Athletics Director Kent Haslam said that Harris’s teammates, other student-athletes, coaches and staff were notified earlier Tuesday. Counselors will be available for any member of the University community — students, faculty or staff — who need support through this tragedy.