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  • Former Florida player Chris Johnson dead at 22

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday7 hrs ago

    Chris Johnson, a former Florida player who most recently played for Duquesne, died on Friday.

    Per the Allegheny County medical examiner's office, Johnson died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 22.

    From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

    He was found in a car in Churchill at 10:59 a.m. Friday. He is from Ocala, Fla. The medical examiner ruled the death a suicide.

    “Everyone associated with the Duquesne football program is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Chris," Duquesne football coach Jerry Schmitt said in a statement. "Chris was a passionate football player who was also a great teammate, who was loved by many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris’ family at this difficult time.”

    Johnson's final game at Florida was the 2013 Sugar Bowl loss to Louisville. He was ejected in the second half for throwing a punch after an onside kick. He was a senior in 2014 at Duquesne and had 55 tackles playing defensive back.

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