University of Nebraska at Kearney officials today confirmed the death of Tarence Lymon, a 19-year-old freshman from Omaha.
Chancellor Doug Kristensen said: “We extend our sympathy to the family. The death of a student is a tragic event. We are all saddened by the loss.”
Lymon drowned Thursday evening while swimming in a privately owned sandpit south of Kearney. He was a 2003 graduate of Omaha Northwest High School. A defensive lineman on the UNK football team, Lymon had redshirted this year.
Head football coach Darrell Morris said: “Tarence was a young man who made an immediate impact the day he walked on campus. He played football the way every coach wants it played—with enthusiasm and intensity. He was a nice young man who was well-liked and respected by his teammates.”
UNK athletic director Jon McBride said: “First of all, our thoughts and prayers are with the Lymon family at this time of loss. This is a tragic loss of a member of the Loper athletic family. We lost a young man with so much to live for. He will be missed.”