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Former Canyon football player dead at 32

Nick Longshore unable to overcome ATV accident injuries

Posted: November 20, 2013 8:54 p.m.
Updated: November 20, 2013 8:54 p.m.

Former Canyon High and BYU football player Nick Longshore died on Wednesday as a result of complications from injuries sustained in an ATV accident near Idaho Falls, Idaho on Nov. 13.

According to a blog post by Longshore’s cousin, Longshore and his wife, Caroline, were visiting Caroline’s family when the accident happened. The married couple was set to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of their child, Colton.

According to the blog, after hitting a sand dune, Longshore was forced to eject himself from his vehicle.

The ATV landed on Longshore — breaking 10 of his ribs and causing an “open book” pelvic fracture.

Longshore was in critical condition at the ICU at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center when he died.

He was 32 years old.

“The thing I will always remember about Nick is this: He had a smile that was priceless and he had a gentle, yet giant and warm heart,” said Bryan Wilson, who is an assistant principal at West Ranch High and coached with Longshore at Canyon in 2007.

After graduating from Canyon High School in 1999, Longshore served on a church mission until 2002.

Upon returning he played football for College of the Canyons before receiving an offer to play as an offensive lineman for Brigham Young University.

He coached briefly at Canyon High.

Nick was the brother of former Canyon quarterbacks Nate and Ben Longshore.

His father, Todd, was a longtime Santa Clarita parks commissioner who died on 2006 of a heart attack at 49 years old.

Caroline is expecting a child in April of 2014.

— Signal sports editor Cary Osborne contributed to this story.


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