Abraham Reinhardt was a redshirt-senior linebacker for the Division II program.
Dixie State University has announced that linebacker Abraham Reinhardt died Friday. He was 23 years old.
The redshirt-senior injured his upper leg at practice last Tuesday and was forced to sit out the remainder of it, according to FOX 13 Salt Lake City.
A GoFundMe that was started to help Reinhardt's family relayed more details about his death: ”The sudden loss of Abraham Reinhardt was due to Hyponatremia which triggered severe muscle spasms throughout his body. Then led to several seizures causing immediate brain swelling.”
Reinhardt went to the hospital on Tuesday night after leaving practice with the rest of team, associate athletic director Steve Johnson told FOX 13. He died at Dixie Regional Medical Center on Friday.
"We are all incredibly saddened and shocked by Abraham's passing. Our hearts are broken. He always represented Dixie State University and our football program exceptionally well, but more importantly, he was an amazing young man," athletic director Jason Boothe said in a statement. "He's leaving behind a team of equally amazing young men who are struggling with this news as well. We will do everything we can to support Abraham's family and the team during this very difficult time."
Last season, Reinhardt was first team All-Rocky Mountain conference after leading the team with 79 tackles.