ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - An Anderson University football player has died after he collapsed in an intramural basketball game.
In a statement Friday, the central Indiana college said sophomore Xavier Walton was playing basketball in the Kardatzke Wellness Center when he collapsed Thursday night. The northwest Indiana native died later at a hospital in Anderson, about 30 miles northeast of Indianapolis.
An autopsy was performed Friday, but the Madison County coroner didn't immediately release the cause of death.
Walton was a defensive lineman and was studying visual communication and design. He had graduated from the Thea Bowman Leadership Academy in Gary.
Classmates and school staff held prayers for Walton and his family Thursday night in Reardon Auditorium.
.

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Cal vs. Hawaii College Football Pick California and Hawaii kick off the 2016 college football season from Sydney, Australia tonight. Will the Rainbow Warriors cover as huge...
Thumbnail Cal, Hawaii can put up points Will tonight’s College Football Kickoff between Hawaiiand Californiaprovided plenty of offensive fireworks? Here’s our take on the total.
Thumbnail Bettors backing Cal vs. Hawaii Despite the majority of public bettors backing California for Friday’s college football kickoff contest, the line has moved in favor of Hawaii.
Thumbnail Clemson Season Win Total Prediction   Few would argue that the best player in college football resides in Death Valley. After narrowly missing out on the ultimate prize this past January, will...
Thumbnail Western Kentucky Season Win Total Prediction In Conference USA country, one school’s offensive attack stands a cut above the rest. We’re talking about a crew so brilliant that even video-game...
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages