Donavon Barker, one of the football coaches at Archer, said he was at “a total loss for words.”
Archer head coach Andy Dyer released this statement: “We are broken hearted at the loss of Nick. Nick was a tremendous student athlete at Archer High School. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, our Archer family and with his Stetson football family. Nick has impacted many lives and we are all going to miss his gentle spirit and his million dollar smile.”
— Coach Barker (@DBarker2442)
Teammates and friends also posted tributes on social media.
My heart is extremely heavy rn, and I'm a wreck b/c you left this earth way too soon.. I love you Nicky, rest easy
— nicole 😌🤘🏼 (@nicole_reuss)
An informal gathering of Blakely's friends will be held at the university’s Allen Hall at noon, Libby said in the statement.
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