University of Cincinnati freshman football player Ben Flick killed in car crash

Sunday September 22nd, 2013

Flick, Barr and Harrison were in attendance at the Bearcats' 14-0 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, but, since all three were redshirt freshmen, did not dress or travel with the team. According to the school, the crash happened around 10:30 p.m., and Flick was pronounced dead on the scene. Flick, a freshman guard, was from nearby Hamilton, Ohio.

From the official University of Cincinnati release:

“I can’t put into words how tragic this is,” Head Coach Tommy Tuberville said. “As a father and a coach, it’s something you hope you never have to go through. Ben was so proud to be a part of this team and University. He worked hard and had shown a great deal of improvement since the summer. His future was bright. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flick family on their loss. We also hope and pray for Mark and Javon to recover from their injuries.”
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