Posted BY: RM | NwoReport

A promising young football player for Mississippi State University football was found dead inside a nearby church days before his 19th birthday.

Sam Westmoreland, a native of Tupelo, Mississippi, was found Wednesday after authorities were called to the Blackjack Missionary Baptist Church in Starkville, police said in a statement to TMZ.

His cause of death is unknown but authorities are continuing to investigate.

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A spokesperson for the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office said there was “no reason to suspect foul play” at this time.

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