Ohio college football player dies at hospital after game

Wooster Death

WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) - Officials say a football player at the College of Wooster has died after being hospitalized after a game Saturday when he complained he didn't feel well.

A college spokesman says 21-year-old Clayton Geib died Sunday afternoon at a hospital in Wooster. He was a senior offensive lineman on the team and a chemistry major at the school.

"A really a bright light and someone who was just incredibly affable," Scott Brown, Dean of Students, said. "A lot of people in a lot of different ways are going to miss him a lot, a lot."

Spokesman Hugh Howard said he couldn't provide any details about what caused Geib's death. Geib started at right guard in Saturday's 38-20 home win over Ohio Wesleyan University.

Geib was from London, Ohio. He was an all-conference offensive lineman and was twice named to the North Coast Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll.

"We know this happens in life, it's just awful with a young person, especially someone who was so known and beloved within this community," Brown said.

University of Wooster is about 60 miles (97 kilometers) south of Cleveland.

School officials said they will coordinate with Geib's family to make plans on how to honor his life. Meanwhile, counselors will continuously be made available to students, faculty and staff.

© 2017 Associated Press


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