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Texas State football player dies Wednesday

Will Trevillion, 20, was sophomore DT for Bobcats

Image courtesy Texas State Bobcats.
Image courtesy Texas State Bobcats.

SAN MARCOS, Texas – On the same day Texas State hired its new head football coach, Bobcat redshirt sophomore defensive tackle Will Trevillion died.

The school has not said how Trevillion died, but some media reports suggest that his death was the result of complications from an emergency tracheotomy during the season. Trevillion died Wednesday after collapsing in his home, according to TexasRedzoneReport.com.

Hays County Justice of the Peace Beth Smith said Thursday that an autopsy has been ordered in Trevillion's death. Smith said no foul play was suspected.

Trevillion was from nearby Buda, Texas, and attended Hays High School. He was earning a degree in health and fitness management at Texas State.

Texas State announced Wednesday that it had completed its search for a new football coach after previous head coach Dennis Franchione retired after last season.

Everett Withers takes the helm of the Bobcats after spending the last few seasons at James Madison University in Virginia.

Withers offered condolences to the team and Trevillion's family on Twitter after the announcement of his hire.

"TXST, prayers up for a fallen member of the team #53 Will Trevillion. Keep his family in your thoughts and prayers," Withers' tweet read.

Franchione, who coached Trevillion during his time at Texas State, also offered his thoughts and prayers on Twitter.

"Our prayers go out to Will T. Family great parents with a special son who will be missed by many! His attitude/smile will be missed! RIP," Franchione said.

Texas State is set to host a press conference at 4:30 p.m. Thursday to introduce Withers as the new head coach.

Trevillion was 20 years old.