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Former Euless Trinity football standout Eryon Barnett dies

Montana State safety Eryon Barnett blocks a pass intended for Idaho State wide receiver KW Williams during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Bozeman, Mont., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Montana State defeated Idaho State 44-39.
Montana State safety Eryon Barnett blocks a pass intended for Idaho State wide receiver KW Williams during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Bozeman, Mont., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. Montana State defeated Idaho State 44-39. Bozeman Daily Chronicel via AP

Former Euless Trinity football standout and Texas recruit Eryon Barnett died Saturday afternoon in a Bozeman, Mont., hospital, the Gallatin County Coroner’s office confirmed, according to newspaper reports.

A cause of death had not been confirmed, according to the Bozeman Daily Chronicle in a story published online Saturday night.

Barnett ended his college career as a safety last season at Montana State, where he had transferred from Texas before the 2012 season.

He missed two games last fall and missed practices in fall camp after suffering complications from inflammation of the pancreas, the Bozeman newspaper reported, quoting Barnett.

He had participated in a Montana State pro day before NFL scouts on March 16.

Barnett redshirted his first season at Texas in 2009. He played three years at Montana State, an FCS division school, after being granted a sixth year of eligibility for the 2014 season.

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