XFL Athletic Trainer Ben Siegfried Dies In Team Hotel At Age 22

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Ben Siegfried, an athletic trainer and former college football player, passed away last week, according to a statement from the XFL. He was just 22 years old.

A cause of death was not revealed, but FOX 2 St. Louis reports Siegried died at the team hotel. He was serving as the athletic trainer for the St. Louis BattleHawks and D.C. Defenders. Siegfried played defensive tackle at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania.

“The XFL family mourns the loss of our teammate, Ben Siegfried, who passed away last evening,” a statement from the league read. “Ben, a graduate student athletic trainer from Lebanon Valley College working with the XFL Athletic Training Department, was an integral part of preparing our BattleHawks and Defenders for the season.

“His infectious smile in the locker room and passion for his work will be deeply missed by all the players and staff who had the opportunity to work with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

“So so sorry to hear this devastating news come in earlier today. Sending strength, love, light, and mana to the Siegfried family during this heartbreaking time. We are with you. Stay strong.”

Siegfried was working on his master’s degree in athletic training at the time of his death.

Our deepest condolences go out to Siegfried’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult and tragic time.

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