Very sad news from Sports Illustrated that EOU wide receiver died Sunday morning following a head injury suffered during Saturday’s spring game.
A football player from Missoula, Mont., has died of a head injury suffered during Eastern Oregon’s spring football game, school officials said.
Dylan Steigers, 21, took a blow to the head late in Saturday’s scrimmage, and died Sunday at a Boise hospital, spokesman Tim Seydel said.
“It’s hard to describe the emotions we all feel about losing Dylan,” said Eastern Oregon president Bob Davis. “I sat with Dylan’s family during the scrimmage, had a chance to connect with them. Dylan is an exceptional young man who loved to play football, and he had a bright future ahead of him. This is a loss we will feel for a very long time.”
Steigers walked off the field after the collision, but later vomited on the sidelines, a sign of a concussion.
The trainer called 911 and Steigers was taken to Grand Ronde Hospital and later flown to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, school officials said. Doctors said he suffered an acute subdural hematoma as a result of the head injury.
Former Meridian coach Zach Tinker is now the offensive coordinator at Eastern Oregon, and we offer him and the whole team our prayers and condolences.