Kent State football players will wear the number 54 on the side of their helmets this season in his honor.

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KENT -- Kent State University football coach Paul Haynes sat down with the media Thursday afternoon, following the death Wednesday of KSU football player Jason Bitsko.

Bitsko, 21, of Dayton, was found dead in his bed at 9 a.m. Wednesday morning. The cause of his death is yet to be determined.

Haynes said that, as a football team, " we will continue to get through this together..."

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He said the players had made the decision to have meetings and walk-throughs today.

Haynes added that, "Good day or bad day, Jason Bitsko always had a smile on his face."

Kent State football players will wear the number 54 on the side of their helmets this season in his honor.

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