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Emporia State football player dies in cliff diving accident

A new wide receiver for the Emporia State football team died Saturday after jumping off a cliff in Grand Lake in northeastern Oklahoma.

Delaware County rescue teams received an emergency call Saturday night and found a body in 31 feet of water. School officials confirmed 20-year-old Brixten Green He died in the accident.

“It’s a terrible day for football at Emporia State and a terrible loss for the Green family,” Emporia State football coach Garen Higgins said. “Brexten was a fantastic teammate who cared so much about this football programme. He showed his competitive spirit, work ethic and willingness to be with his teammates. He will always be a part of the Hornet football family.”

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Cashion High School’s multi-sport athlete, at 5-10 and 190 pounds, was a statewide receiver and defensive back in leading his team to the Class I Oklahoma State Championships in 2021.

He was scheduled to start his new season at Division II Emporia State after sitting out last year.

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