Amherst College football player dies in Mexico City

Amherst College athletics website
Andrew Dorogi

An Amherst College football player died last Friday in Mexico City, officials confirmed on Tuesday.

Andrew Dorogi, a senior economics major , died on Friday, a spokeswoman for the private college said in an e-mail.

The US State Department, through a spokeswoman, confirmed that Dorogi died while in Mexico City.


Neither the college nor the State Department provided details about Dorogi’s death.

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“We extend our deepest sympathies on behalf of the entire Amherst community to his family, friends, teammates, coaches, and teachers,” said Amherst College spokeswoman Caroline Hanna in an e-mail. “At this time, in keeping with the wishes of Andrew’s family, we have no other information to share.”

According to a football roster on the school’s website, Dorogi was a senior tight end from Cleveland, Ohio. The school’s spring break, according to its website, started on March 10 and ran through March 18.

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