Lafayette football player passes away following car crash

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A member of the Lafayette College football team died Thursday after being seriously injured in a car crash on Tuesday.

Brian Keller, 21, crashed into a series of trees after his car left the road and went over the side, according to an article on Lehighvalleylive.com. Keller, a senior tight end on the team, was expected to be a starter in 2015.

The crash occurred in Burlington County, New Jersey, at 6:03 a.m., according to the article.

A GoFundMe page was set up in his honor with a goal of raising $10,000. Since the page was created, it has exceeded that mark and has extended the goal to $15,000.

Since the crash, people have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #PrayersForKeller in his honor. Two former Lehigh football players, who both graduated this past spring, shared their thoughts on Twitter.

The Lehigh football Twitter account also gave their condolences.

Last season, he totaled 24 catches for 320 yards and three touchdowns. He was third on the team in receiving yards and tied for first in receiving touchdowns that year. He had two catches for 15 yards in their season finale against Lehigh at Yankee Stadium.

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