Rice University lineman, Blain Padgett, found dead in apartment

HOUSTON - Rice University has confirmed one of their student athletes was found dead inside his apartment.

Blain Padgett was found dead in his off campus apartment on Friday. Padgett was a defensive end on the university's football team. He was a junior at the school, according to Rice's website.

Rice Football Head Coach Mike Bloomgren released the following statement: "Blain was a great friend and teammate and the sense of loss is overwhelming to his teammates, his friends, but most importantly to his family."

Loading ...

No cause of death has been released at this time.