University of Ottawa football player dies after game on the weekend

The University of Ottawa says one of its football players died shortly after a game over the weekend.

The school says fifth-year-engineering student Francis Perron died not long after the Gee-Gees game against the University of Toronto on Saturday.

Perron had one tackle in an 11-10 loss to the Varsity Blues.

The school has not said how Perron died.

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School president Jacques Fremont says the Sherbrooke, Que., native excelled on the field and in the classroom.

The president says the school will hold a memorial for Perron in the coming weeks.

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