Murray State football player dies

A Murray State football player has died in Elizabethtown, where

he had returned after his first year.

Elizabethtown police Sgt. David Neary confirmed Friday that Jeff

Richard died Thursday but gave no further details.

The Hardin County coroner’s office didn’t immediately return a

call Friday.

The university said Richard, a defensive end, appeared in all 11

games last year, starting in the final three games of the season

and finishing with 21 tackles, including five tackles for loss and

a sack. Highlights include a blocked punt against Tennessee-Martin

and recovering a blocked punt for a touchdown against Mississippi

Valley State.

Richard played high school ball at John Hardin.