WAYNE, Neb. -- Authorities are investigating the death of an 18-year-old Wayne State College football player from Lincoln after he was found dead in his dorm room. An autopsy was scheduled to be performed Sunday on Eddie Key III's body. He was found in his dorm room around 7 p.m. Saturday. Key played defensive end for Wayne State last fall after he graduated from Lincoln North Star High School. Wayne State spokesman Jay Collier says the college in northeast Nebraska is providing counseling to the football team and other residents of the dormitory where Key lived. The Wayne State College sports website says Key earned Second Team All-Nebraska and Super State honors as an offensive lineman in his senior year of high school, helping North Star to a 7-3 record and Class A playoff appearance. Key was also an All-Heartland Conference and All-City selection.
Eddie Key III (Courtesy of Wayne State College)