Gowdy, 17, was hit by a train early Monday morning in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The Broward County Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled his death a suicide, CNN reported. He was days away from starting college at Georgia Tech.
As a four-star wide receiver, Gowdy was ranked as the No. 54 player at his position and No. 310 in the country. Syracuse University made his final list of schools but picked Georgia Tech.
Where to get help
If you or a loved one are feeling suicidal and need help, call:
- Contact at (315) 251-0600
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255
- Health and Human Resources Referral Line, call 211
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