Freshman football player at St. Augustine's dies unexpectedly

From Staff ReportsApril 6, 2014 

Saint Augustine's freshman football player Ronald Cunningham.

— St. Augustine's University freshman football player Ronald Cunningham died Sunday afternoon, the university said in a statement.

Cunningham, 19, a native from Dinwiddie, Va., was a 6' 2", 285 pound offensive lineman on the football team majoring in computer engineering.

"On behalf of the St. Augustine's University community, our deepest condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends," Rodney Gaddy, chairman of the school's board of trustees, said in a statement.

St. Aug’s Athletic Director George Williams also issued a statement.

“We are saddened by the passing of Ronald Cunningham,” Williams said. “He was a member of the St. Aug family, so everyone is grieving right now. He was an outstanding student-athlete and also an outstanding person. He was fun to be around. Our heart bleeds for the family.”

A vigil in Cunningham’s honor will be held at the chapel on campus on Monday at 5 p.m.

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