Junior discovered unconscious in pool

Updated: July 26, 2004, 2:18 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

LUMBERTON, N.J. -- A Villanova University football player attending a party was found unconscious in a swimming pool early Sunday and later died, authorities said.

David Reid, 20, was found around 12:30 a.m. at a Burlington County home by other guests, who tried to revive him as police were called. Rescue personnel then took Reid, of Medford, N.J., to Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Laurel, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities said it's unclear how Reid got into the pool or what caused him to lose consciousness. An autopsy was scheduled for Monday.

Reid, a 6-foot-3, 260-pound junior, was a reserve lineman on the Villanova football team in 2002 and 2003 after redshirting his first season. The school said he was projected No. 2 on the depth chart at guard for the upcoming season.

"He was that All-American kid, apple pie and all that," Villanova coach Andy Talley told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "He was just a happy-go-lucky, burly offensive lineman."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.