Marquis Brown, a college football player for Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, died Thursday night after jumping from a 16th-story window at Brottier Hall:

Marquis Brown, a running back at Football Championship Subdivision school Duquesne, died at a Pittsburgh hospital after plunging from the window at an on-campus building around 10:30 p.m., according to a letter to the campus community from university president Ken Gormley.

The Pittsburgh Police Department, which confirmed the details of Brown’s death but did not identify him by name, is investigating the incident, according to a news release.

Brown jumped from a window at Brottier Hall after campus police arrived on the floor to respond to a reported disturbance, according to Gormley’s letter. Counselors have been made available to Duquesne students and staff, he wrote, and a memorial service on campus is being tentatively planned for Sunday evening.

Brown was listed as a sophomore on Duquesne’s football roster. He came out of the famed Dematha Catholic High School in Washington, DC which has put out several college and pro football players. He had three carries for seven yards in five games.


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