Elon University WR Demitri Allison dies in fall from dorm

An Elon University football player has died after falling from a 10-story dormitory on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Junior wide receiver Demitri Allison died Wednesday afternoon, Smith Jackson announced on the private school's website. Jackson, who is the vice president for student life and dean of students at Elon, didn't specify what floor Allison fell from or how he fell.

Elon associate director of athletic communications Chris Rash confirmed Jackson's statement late Wednesday in a telephone interview.

Jackson wrote that Allison had left Elon on Tuesday and teammates and family members asked police to find him "because they were concerned for his well-being and emotional state." He didn't elaborate.

Allison played in all nine of Elon's games this season, catching 12 passes for 123 yards.

Elon is located about 45 miles from UNC.