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Adair, 21, had transferred to Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. -- University of Tulsa football player Devin Adair died Friday following a weeklong illness.

Adair, 21, transferred from El Camino Junior College in
California. The Manhattan Beach, Calif., native started school in
January and went through Tulsa's spring football drills in March.

Adair was first hospitalized last weekend, but was believed to have made progress during the past few days.

"Words cannot describe the grief and sadness the entire
football program is feeling at this time," Tulsa coach Steve
Kragthorpe said in a statement. "Even though Devin was at Tulsa
for just a short time, he made a lasting impression upon all of us
that had an opportunity to know him."

Kragthorpe met with the Tulsa football team Friday evening.