Former TSU Player Passes
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY MOURNS THE
LOSS OF A YOUNG AND PROMISING HONORS ATHLETE


Nashville, TN - (August 5, 2008)--Qudus Adeboyejo, 23, a former offensive lineman for the Tennessee State University Tigers, was found dead in his off campus apartment yesterday evening (8/04/08) by his roommate. Adeboyejo was immediately rushed to St. Thomas Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“Qudus was a hard working, dedicated young man. Students, faculty staff and administrators will miss him. He was a valued member of the TSU Tigers Football Team,” said Head Football Coach James Webster.

Adeboyejo, a Mattison, Ill. native, was scheduled to graduate from TSU in December 2008. He was majoring in health sciences with a concentration in physical sciences.

“It is devastating anytime society is faced with the loss of a promising young life. Qudus was part of the TSU family. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends,” said Athletics Director Teresa Phillips.

Phillips said grief counseling is being offered to TSU teammates, students, faculty and staff.