The Troy Trojans were struck with tragedy Saturday afternoon when they learned of defensive back Nathan Harris being killed in a motorcycle accident. It was certainly some terrible news for the team to endure and the entire Trojan nation is shocked by the death.
Troy confirmed the sad news on Saturday afternoon. Harris was just a redshirt freshman and only 19 years old.
“This is an unthinkable tragedy and the thoughts and prayers of the Troy Athletics Department and the Troy University community are with Nathan’s family and friends,” Troy athletic director Jeremy McClain said in a statement. “It is devastating to see a young life end in such a heartbreaking way, and we will provide support and comfort for his teammates, friends and coaches as they go through the grieving process.”
Harris joined the Trojans in 2015 as a star quarterback out of Gulf Shores High School. He changed positions to be a safety and took a redshirt his freshman year.
“Nate was a tremendous person and a very caring young man,” a statement from Troy head coach Neal Brown said began. “While his time here at Troy University was brief, his impact was felt by many. He was loved by his teammates and had a positive effect on our team’s culture in a short time.”
Our thoughts and condolences go out to Nathan Harris’s family and the Trojan nation.
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