Former Cole Pensick, Nebraska offensive lineman died over the weekend after being involved in a single-vehicle accident, the university confirmed Sunday. He was 32 years old.
Pensick, who played soccer at the University of Nebraska and became a key member of one of the The best rushing teams in the Big Ten in 2013, he died early Saturday morning after running his pickup truck off the road outside Columbus, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
«Mourning the loss of one of our own,» Nebraska football said in a statement on social media.
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«On behalf of the Nebraska Football program, our deepest condolences to the family, friends and teammates of former Husker lineman Cole Pensick, who passed away yesterday at the age of 32.»
According to police, Pensick was driving a 2022 Chevrolet Silverado when he «failed to stop at the stop sign» at an intersection.
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The vehicle left the road and «stopped in some trees.»
Officers were called around 6:40 a.m., but Pensick was pronounced dead at the crash site.
Several members of the Nebraska football program took to social media following the news of Pensick’s passing.
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Police said Pensick was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash and the incident is still under investigation.
Pensick played in 36 games for Nebraska, including 12 starts as a senior, when he received the Cletus Fischer Native Son Award.
He earned All-Big Ten academic honors and was a second-team All-Big Ten selection.