23-Year-Old College Football Player Dies Suddenly and Unexpectedly of Unknown Cause

by J Pelkey
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Source: Texas A&M Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce wide receiver Keith Miller III was discovered deceased in his apartment near the school’s campus, as announced by the university.

In a statement, Texas A&M University-Commerce expressed condolences, stating, “Miller passed away tragically in his apartment near campus on Thursday evening. The entire Lion community sends its deepest sympathy to Keith’s family, friends and teammates.”

At the age of 23, Miller transferred to Texas A&M University-Commerce after completing two seasons with the Colorado Buffaloes.

During the 2023 season, he held the role of team captain.

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From Daily Mail:

The football star was also remembered by Southern California receiver Brenden Rice, the son of Hall of Famer Jerry and an ex-teammate of Miller’s at Colorado. Both Miller and Rice began their college careers at the Boulder campus before transferring to Texas A&M Commerce and USC, respectively.

‘I love you Brotha,’ the younger Rice wrote on Instagram.

Rice also appeared to say he would take care of Miller’s son: ‘On Everything I love yo son will be taken care of.’

In another post featuring a picture of Miller and a young boy, Rice wrote: ‘Luka gone be straight I got him.’

There was also an outpouring of grief from both Colorado and Texas A&M Commerce fans.

‘You will never be forgotten,’ one fan wrote. ‘I looked up to you, I wanted to play football like you.

‘NO WAY!!! I’m speechless rn KEITH… GANG… We love you till infinity and beyond! Watch over us!’ another added.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Keith Miller. The entire Lion community sends its deepest sympathy to Keith’s family, friends, and teammates,” A&M-Commerce Football said.

The Colorado Buffaloes also issued a statement on Miller’s passing: “We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Buff, Keith Miller. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates.”

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