It's hard to imagine a more difficult 24 hours for
the Winona State football team.
The Warriors are grieving the loss of a teammate.
Lineman Shawn Afryl.
He died last night in a voluntary workout.
He was only 22.
Afryl was an offensive lineman at Illinois.
He was going to be a defensive lineman for the Warriors
and they expected big things from him.
So Assistant coach Cam Keller says the team's taken
He says the number one priority now .
at the team meeting tonight and moving forward .
is to help everyone overcome it.
We'll try to do everything we can to make the grieving
process as smooth as possible for our players.
That's the most important thing for us right now is
to make sure that Shawn's family gets shown the amount
of support that they're deserving of and to make sure
that our players are allowed to grieve properly and
we give them all the resources that are at our disposal
to make sure that they heal in the way that's best
As of this evening .
Keller said there were no immediate plans to honor
They hadn't had those conversations yet.
But he said .
it's certainly motivation.