Kent State football player found dead
AUG 20, 2014 2:11p ET
Kent State football player Jason Bitsko was found dead at his off-campus apartment on Wednesday morning. He was 21.
Bitsko was on track to be the Golden Flashes starting center this season. He started all 12 games in 2013 and was recently selected to the Phil Steele's Preseason All-MAC Third Team.
"Our players, coaches and everyone involved with our team are hurting because he was family," Kent State coach Paul Haynes said in a statement. "As a team, we will come together and get through this one day at a time."
Calls were placed to Bitsko's roommate after he failed to show up for morning practice. The roommate called 911 after finding Bitsko in his bed. Brimfield Police arrived on the scene within three minutes of the call.
The university statement says police believe Bitsko died from an undetermined medical issue.