07-08-2010 08:22 PM

Former Eastern Illinois football player Trent Steckel was fatally injured in a motorcycle accident at 1:10 a.m. Friday morning, July 2.

Steckel, 24, was a four-year member of the Panther football team from 2004-07 helping EIU win back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference championships in 2005 and 2006. During his senior season he served as an H-Back rushing for two touchdowns in wins over Jacksonville State and Tennessee State while catching 14 passes for 106 yards as EIU made a third straight FCS playoff appearance in 2007.

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