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Northwest Missouri State football player from Hazelwood found dead

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Nicholas Turner was found dead in his dorm room at Northwest Missouri State Sunday. (Credit: Northwest Missouri State) Nicholas Turner was found dead in his dorm room at Northwest Missouri State Sunday. (Credit: Northwest Missouri State)

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A Northwest Missouri State football player has died in his dorm room, cutting short an event to celebrate the school's fifth NCAA Division II championship.

The Maryville school says in a news release that junior Nicholas Turner was found dead Sunday. The release says no foul player is suspected but that authorities are investigating.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports that a celebration of the championship team was underway when head coach Adam Dorrell abruptly canceled it. Teammates were seen hugging around campus.

The junior recorded 22 tackles this season. He also had a sack in last month's national title win against Shepherd.

The Hazelwood East graduate was majoring in corporate recreation and wellness.

A service is planned for Monday at the school to remember him.

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