LETHBRIDGE- He was the star player in his final season with the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute football team, but those who knew him say he also shone off the field.
Twenty-year-old Brock Ramias died earlier this week, his body found in a Southside park.
For many (?) who knew him, Ramias’ death was a shock.
“Our teachers, different students that I’ve had conversations with in the past couple of days, nobody has anything but good things to say about Brock,” said LCI principal Wayne Pallett.
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Tributes to Ramias poured in on social media from friends and fellow (students?), remembering his as a great person and a standout athlete.
In 2013, Ramias was named both the top running back and top linebacker in the Southern Alberta Football League. After he graduated, he came back as an assistant coach with the Rams.
“He was helping out in a part-time capacity with the kids. For the students and the football players, they are really struggling with the loss,” said Pallett.
His fellow coaching staff and players want to make sure that his love of the game continues and plan to honor him at their next game.
“They’ll be putting a sticker on their helmets this week to honor his passing and at this time we are certainly trying to do our best to support the family in their loss.”
There are still questions surrounding the circumstances of Ramias’ death. For now, friends and family are focusing on the impact he made in his short life.