Former Maryville, UT football player Aaron Douglas found dead

Tennessee redshirt freshman Aaron Douglas lines up a block on Western Kentucky’s Chris Bullard during the Vols 63-7 trouncing of the Hilltoppers on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

Photo by Leslie Karnowski

Tennessee redshirt freshman Aaron Douglas lines up a block on Western Kentucky’s Chris Bullard during the Vols 63-7 trouncing of the Hilltoppers on Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

Former Maryville High School and University of Tennessee football standout Aaron Douglas was found dead on Wednesday night at the age of 21.

Rebels coach George Quarles texted the following message to the News Sentinel on Wednesday: "Yes he is dead I cannot talk right now but am deeply saddened by this tragedy."

Specific details and the cause of death are not known, but numerous friends and teammates posted messages of support for Douglas and his family on Twitter and Facebook confirming the loss.

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