Florida: Promising football recruit killed by train

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Deerfield Beach, Florida (CNN)(12/31/19)— A 17 year old from Deerfield Beach, Florida, has died a week before he was due to join Georgia Tech’s football team.

According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Bryce Gowdy, who was a standout wide receiver on his high school football team, was transported to Broward Health North after a pedestrian accident involving a train. He died at the hospital.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Office did not have any other details on the incident and said the cause and manner of Gowdy’s death would be determined by the medical examiner.

Gowdy finished classes at Deerfield Beach High School a semester early so he could start classes and join Georgia Tech’s football team on January 6, the school said in a release.

“Our entire Georgia Tech football family is devastated by the news of Bryce’s passing. He was an outstanding young man with a very bright future. He was a great friend to many, including many of our current and incoming team members.”

Geoff Collins, Head Coach–Georgia Tech football

In the statement, Georgia Tech said Rivals.com, a network of websites that cover high school sports recruiting, considered Gowdy the 37th-ranked wide receiver in the country.

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