Charlotte football player dies

January 12, 2009 4:58:09 AM PST
A Johnson C. Smith University football player has died while visiting family. According to a Charlotte newspaper, 20-year-old Stephen Seard died from complications of a seizure he suffered while visiting his family during the holidays.

Seard's family said he died in Owings, Md. Saturday. He was a junior offensive lineman and engineering student.

The university said counselors were on campus over the weekend as students arrived for the start of classes.