NFL News : Former Penn State player found dead at 26

Former Penn State player found dead at 26

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A 26-year-old former offensive lineman at Penn State was found dead in an apartment building on Thursday. 

Details surrounding his death are still emerging but according to 247 Sports, Adam Gress didn't recover after falling and hitting his head.

"This is just awful news," Eric Shrive, a former PSU offensive tackle who was in Gress' 2009 recruiting class, told 247Sports. "He was such great guy and so dedicated to the program. He was friends with everybody, and he worked so hard."

Per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Gress started at Penn State in 2009. He played for the Nittany Lions during the turbulent times created by the Jerry Sandusky scandal and has been cited by teammates as one of the players who kept the program afloat then.

Mr. Gress was a starter for the Nittany Lions as a fifth-year senior in 2013. He signed a rookie free agent contract with the New York Giants in 2014 but did not make the team’s regular-season roster.

Cause of death has not been released by the medical examiner.

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