A star football player from Chicago’s Simeon Career Academy has been killed. Police discovered Demarius Reed in a hallway at the University Green apartments in Ypsilanti, Michigan this morning.

Reed was a junior at Eastern Michigan University. He was also the wide receiver for the school’s football team.

From Chicago Tribune:

Reed had started all six games for Eastern Michigan this season and was the team’s fourth-leading receiver, with 15 catches for 185 yards and a touchdown, according to the school. An Ypsilanti police sergeant said no arrests have been made and declined to say what the motive was.

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While at Simeon, Reed played receiver and defensive back and returned kicks for the high school.

An autopsy is scheduled for today.


Yet another tragic life cut too soon.

Our condolences to Demarius Reed’s family.