Chapel Hill: Deadly fall claims life of Elon football player

A “Gathering of Friends” in Demitri Allison’s memory will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at 4:30 p.m. in Rhodes Stadium, Elon University…

Elon football player Demitri Allison died Wednesday afternoon after falling from a residence hall at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, according to Elon Dean of Students Smith Jackson.

Allison, 21, of Cornelius, died  after falling from Morrison Residence Hall, Jackson said, citing law enforcement.

He had left the Elon campus Wednesday morning.  His teammates, friends and family asked police to look for him because they were concerned for his well-being and emotional state, Jackson said.

Allison was a junior wide receiver on the Elon Phoenix football team.

Athletics Director Dave Blank: “Demitri was a talented young man with a bright future who was loved by his teammates. We mourn his loss deeply and we pray for his family and loved ones.”

Anyone who would like to talk about their feelings of loss or concern for others may contact Counseling Services at (336) 278-7280 or the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life at (336) 278-7729.

Counselors are available after hours on call by contacting Campus Safety and Police at (336) 278-5555. The Student Life administrator-on-call may also be reached at (336) 278-5555 at any time.

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm