An Elon University football player has died after falling from a 10-story dormitory on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Smith Jackson is vice president for student life and dean of students at Elon University. He announced on the private school's website that junior wide receiver Demitri Allison died Wednesday afternoon. Jackson didn't specify what floor Allison fell from or how he fell.
Elon associate director of athletic communications Chris Rash confirmed Jackson's statement late Wednesday in a telephone interview.
Jackson wrote that Allison had left Elon on Tuesday and teammates and family members asked police to find him "because they were concerned for his well-being and emotional state." He didn't elaborate.
Allison played in all nine of Elon's games this season, catching 12 passes for 123 yards.
See photos of Allison and reaction to his death:
UNC Chapel Hill student Demitri Allison falls to his death
North Carolina student dies in fall from 10-story dorm
Student Demitri Allison died today in a fall from a residence hall at UNC. Prayers go out to his family & friends. https://t.co/GcwTvRcanR
Thoughts and prayers are with the @ElonFB team today, and the family and friends of Demitri Allison.
Both men's and women's golf send our deepest condolences to the family of Demitri Allison and @ElonFB family
Thankful to be part of an amazing #Elon community. Wonderful midnight vigil to honor Demitri Allison #OnePhoenix https://t.co/HEEepYpJoB
"I won't ever be around an emotion such as that as long as I coach." -- Rich Skrosky on #Elon's team learning of Demitri Allison's death.
Heaven gained another angel today. Love you brother, you were a great teammate and friend. Rest in Paradise Demitri Allison. Fly High 10.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Demitri Allison's family and friends and the entire Elon community. https://t.co/q3DbmXS6WU
Rest Easy Demitri Allison. Shine On Us
Awful news. #Elon football player Demitri Allison, 21-year-old junior receiver, died this afternoon after falling from Morrison dorm at UNC.
We lift up prayers for Demitri Allison, his family, the Elon Football team, and the larger Elon community. 💗