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Small school football player found dead a day before graduation

Elon long snapper Nicholas Kavouklis was found dead next to a church a day before graduation.

Elon University’s Phoenix long snapper Nicholas Kavouklis a 22 year old player on the football team was found dead Thursday, just one day before he was expected to graduate.

The body was discovered about 2 p.m. in the 3900 block of Stockard Road in Graham, according to the report

A cause of death was not released and the case “is still under investigation,” According to police..

A Map of the area shows the site where he was found is in a rural area, near the Cornerstone Community Church.

His father was a former Florida State Seminole and he is a Tampa, Florida native. Please pray for the family as well as the young men at Elon mourning the loss of their teammate.

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