A former University of Northern Iowa football player was shot and killed in St Louis early yesterday (Monday) morning.
St Louis Police say 27-year-old Jaz Granderson, who was an assistant high school football coach at De Smet Jesuit High School, was shot and his SUV stolen.
He died at a local hospital.
Granderson was a native of the St Louis area. He played for UNI from 2009 to 2011.
(photo from De Smet Jesuit High School Facebook)
De Smet Jesuit mourns the loss of Assistant Football Coach Jaz Granderson and offers prayers for his family and friends. #RIPJaz
Dear Parents and Fans of the Helias Football Team -
We were just informed that the 9th/10th game against DeSmet that was scheduled for today at 4pm has been cancelled. It is with heavy hearts to hear that one of their assistant coaches for DeSmet was shot and killed last night. It is with complete understanding that the DeSmet football team and community are in shock and mourning right now and are unable to travel and play the game. Please join with us in praying for the coach's family, DeSmet's football team and school.