Brexten Green, a redshirt sophomore football player for Emporia State Athletics, passed away on July 2 after colliding with a cliff while cliff jumping in Grand Lake in Oklahoma.
Emporia State football player killed in cliff Jumping accident
Football coach Garin Higgins of Emporia State remarked, “It’s a terrible day for Emporia State football and just a devastating loss for the Green family. “Brexten was a fantastic teammate who had a great deal of passion for this football club. He demonstrated it by his spirit of competition, hard ethic, and desire to stand for his colleagues. He will always be a member of the football family of the Hornets.”
After taking a redshirt last season, Green was ready to start his second year at Emporia State. He was a receiver from Cashion High School in Cashion, Oklahoma, and weighed 190 pounds.
For the 2020 Oklahoma Class A State Champion Wildcats, he was chosen as an All-State pick by the Oklahoma Coaches Association. In his senior year, he gained 1,720 receiving yards, 409 rushing yards, and tallied 27 touchdowns in all, earning him the title of District A-3 Player of the Year.
“He was dedicated to improving as a player, and because of these qualities, he would have become a fantastic player for us. He was a classic ESU player who embodied the fundamental principles of our curriculum, and we will really miss him “Higgins stated. “His parents Brett and LaMae, as well as the entire family, are in our thoughts and prayers.”
Funeral planning details will be released at a later time. Throughout the rest of the long weekend, members of the Hornet football team can contact Emporia State Counselors via Zoom. Starting on Tuesday, July 5, faculty and staff can come in or phone 620-341-5222 to make an appointment with counseling services between the hours of 11:00 and 2:00.