A COLLEGE football player tragically died after a cliff diving accident in Oklahoma on Saturday.
Brexten Green, 20, “never surfaced” after jumping into Grand Lake where his body was later found in 31ft deep water.
He was about to start his second season with the Emporia State soccer team after playing in the red jersey in his freshman year.
Delaware County emergency responders received a call after the incident and recovered Green’s body.
Emporia State confirmed Green’s death in a statement mourning the beloved receiver.
“This is a terrible day for Emporia State football and just a devastating loss for the Green family,” Emporia State football coach Garin Higgins said.
“Brexten was a great teammate who cared so much about this football program.
“It was reflected in his competitive spirit, his work ethic and his willingness to be there for his family.
“He will always be part of our Hornet football family.”
Green was an All-State selection by the Oklahoma Coaches Association for the 2020 Oklahoma Class A State Champion Wildcats.
He was also District A-3 Player of the Year as a high school senior.
His senior team of the year went an undefeated season.
In his obituary, the late football star is described as “larger than life”.
“Whether it was a flat tire, a friend in need, or just dragging it, Brexten was there and normally the center of attention,” reads the obituary.
“His last day on Earth was spent doing one of the many things he loved – enjoying his friends.”
Tributes poured in online after the devastating news of Green’s untimely death.
His funeral is to be held in his high school gymnasium where “we send him Cashian Wildcat style.”