Earlier this week, a 20-year-old Chicago native and UNLV football player was discovered unresponsive in his Las Vegas studio apartment, prompting authorities to launch an investigation into the death. The Rebels’ defensive lineman Ryan Keeler passed away on Monday, and the Clark County coroner has not yet released the reason and manner of death. The findings of a toxicological test performed on blood by a medical examiner may take many weeks.
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Ryan Keeler Cause Of Death
Officer Robert Wicks of the Las Vegas Police Department stated the inquiry into Keeler’s untimely death was still active and awaited the results of the coroner and detectives’ inquiries. According to Wicks, the call was first treated as a medical emergency. On Monday, Keeler’s death was confirmed by UNLV head coach Barry Odom, who praised the 6-foot-6, 275-pound defensive lineman for being a “great person, student, and teammate” ever since he transferred to UNLV from Rutgers University.
Long Live Ryan Keeler gone way too soon I’m lost for words right now love you forever brother 🖤🕊️ #LLRK47 pic.twitter.com/LMsdfF8RW6
— Adam Plant Jr. (@Apjthe1) February 21, 2023
Keeler was a redshirt freshman last year and made academic All-Mountain West with a 3.8 GPA, according to Odom. Speaking for the Rebels football team, Mark Wallington said that UNLV was waiting for more details about Keeler’s death. There are currently no plans for a memorial service.