- Associated Press - Thursday, April 14, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Portland State senior offensive lineman Kyle Smith died Wednesday night at his downtown apartment, the team said.

Additional details were not immediately known. Smith was a three-year starter at left tackle for the Vikings after redshirting his first year.

The team’s Thursday morning practice was cancelled.

“Right now we have two concerns, Kyle’s family and our football players,” coach Bruce Barnum said in a statement. “The program is being tested but we will come out of this on top.”

Another Portland State player, linebacker AJ Schlatter, died in January after complications from tonsil surgery.

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