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Former BYU football player dies of ATV accident injuries

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Former BYU football player dies of ATV accident injuries

By Celeste Tholen Rosenlof | Posted - Nov. 21, 2013 at 12:47 p.m.


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IDAHO FALLS — Former Brigham Young University offensive lineman Nick Longshore passed away Wednesday after an ATV crash hospitalized him last week.

Longshore, 32, played for BYU from 2004 to 2006 as an offensive lineman. At the time of his death, the California native was living in West Haven, Utah. He leaves behind a wife, Caroline Longshore, and unborn child. The couple also had a stillborn child together, SCV News reported.

One week before his death, Longshore was in an ATV accident in Idaho Falls that broke 10 of his ribs and caused an “open book” pelvis fracture, according to a GiveForward campaign launched by his family. He was sent to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in critical condition.

He passed away at the medical center early Wednesday. Memorial plans have not been announced.

Nick also served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines and was an Eagle Scout, according to BYU athletics. In college, he was a Junior College Academic All-American, an All-Western States Conference first-team selection and averaged 3.0 pancake blocks per game throughout the season.

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