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Candlelight Vigil for Dwane Simmons set for Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m.

04/29/19 03:04 pm CDT

     TOPEKA, Kan. - Washburn University will host a Candlelight Vigil on Tuesday, April 30th at the Kuehne Bell Tower at 7 p.m., to honor Ichabod football player Dwane Simmons. In case of rain, the vigil will be in the Memorial Union in Washburn rooms A and B, on the Washburn campus.

      The Washburn Ichabod football team, athletic department and campus community are mourning the loss of Simmons, a junior mass media major from Lee's Summit, Mo., who passed away early Sunday (April 28) morning.

      Simmons came to Washburn playing the 2015 through 2018 seasons coming back from two knee injuries. Overall, he played in 22 games making 17 starts recording 59 tackles with 42 solo tackles. He added three interceptions for 129 yards returning one for a touchdown in 2018 against Missouri Southern.

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Contact:

Washburn University
Joy Bailes, (785) 670-2153
Assistant Director of University Relations
joy.bailes@washburn.edu
(785) 230-1648 (cell)

Gene Cassell
Washburn University Director of Sports Information
785-670-1791
gene.cassell@washburn.edu

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