Thursday September 25th, 2014

Cincinnati redshirt freshman football player Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore, 19, died Thursday afternoon after being involved in a motorcycle accident, the school announced.

Cincinnati police said a sport utility vehicle crashed into the motorcycle Kennedy-Palmore was driving shortly after 1:30 p.m. Kennedy was then transported to the school's medical center and pronounced dead.

A school release said Kennedy-Palmore was wearing a helmet.

Kennedy Palmore, a running back from Liberty Township, Ohio, joined the team as a walk-on after a season-opening win over Toledo on Sept. 12, according to the release.

"Our football program and University has suffered another great tragedy," head coach Tommy Tuberville said. "I'm a father first and a coach second and it's always hard to put your thoughts into words during times like these. Chamoda was a talented non-scholarship player and a key member of our scout teams. He worked hard and earned his spot on the roster. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

Cincinnati plays at Ohio State on Saturday.

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