Norfolk State DL Nick Ackies shot and killed

(Via Norfolk State football)

Norfolk State defensive lineman Nick Ackies was shot and killed Friday night. He was 18 years old.

According to the Virginian-Pilot, Ackies was found shot in an apartment building by police Friday night. A former Norfolk State football player was arrested in connection with the shooting and is being held without bond.

A 22-year-old Norfolk State graduate identified as Jaquan Anderson was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and using a gun in connection to Ackies’ death, the school said in a release. Melinda Wray with the Norfolk Police Department confirmed that information.

Ackies, a freshman and a native of Richmond, Virginia, was a backup defensive lineman for the team. He appeared in three of the team’s first seven games and had two tackles.

“This is such a tragic situation. Our prayers are with Nick’s family during this very difficult time,” Norfolk State athletic director Marty Miller said in a statement.

Norfolk State played its homecoming game vs. Savannah State as scheduled on Saturday. Savannah State won 27-9 and got its first victory of the season.

– – – – – – –

Nick Bromberg is the editor of Dr. Saturday and From the Marbles on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

More college football coverage from Yahoo Sports:
Wild play: OSU interception turns into Penn State TD
Giant-killer Iowa State upsets No. 4 TCU
Tulsa WR has TD taken away for high-stepping
Quarterback change coming for Michigan?
No. 9 Notre Dame runs past No. 13 NC State