The Skokie-native appeared in just one game for Illinois before earning a political science degree in August. He was just 22 years old.
"All of us in the Fighting Illini football family are greatly saddened by the Shawn's passing last night," head coach Tim Beckman said in a statement Tuesday. "He was a great teammate and a dedicated student. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
Afryl's mom has set up a website to help raise money for his funeral. Click here if you'd like to donate.
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