A former Ohio State Buckeyes football player died in a house fire on Tuesday morning, according to a police report.
Around 2:20am, Police responded to an apartment building in Elyria, Ohio to discover former Ohio State football player De’van Bogard running towards the door. He was able to get out of his bedroom and was attempting to get out of the house according to the Fire Chief.
Bogard recently accepted an assistant football coaching job with Elyria High School in Northeast Ohio. The school district released this statement on the incident.
“Our student-athletes and coaching staff are grieving his loss. The team is very connected. De’van was a valued member of the coaching staff. He held a pivotal role on the team and in the development of the players as students and athletes. The students received this news in a very supported environment today at school. Counselors and grief specialists were on hand for the staff and students and will be available throughout the week at school. As a district we offer our deepest sympathies to De’van’s family and friends.”
The former Ohio State defensive back will be remembered as a great football player and a humble individual. Please keep the Bogard family in your prayers.