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Former Penn football player dies in lobster diving accident

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A former Ivy League football player who was heading to the Miami Hurricanes this fall was the victim of a diving accident in South Florida. Joseph Grosso, a starting linebacker for the Pennsylvania Quakers, died in a scuba diving accident in Pompano Beach, Florida on Wednesday. According to multiple reports, Grosso was diving alone while lobster diving.

“The entire Penn football family is saddened by the tragic news of Joe’s passing,” Penn football coach Al Bagnoli said in a statement shared by The Daily Pennsylvanian. “Joe was a terrific young man, an accomplished student and an outstanding player. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family during this very difficult period.”

Grosso was added to the football roster for the Miami Hurricanes on Tuesday, according to The Miami Herald. Grosso was to be a walk-on for Al Golden’s program this fall after graduating from Penn. He was intending to continue with law school at Miami and play one mroe year of college football with the Hurricanes.

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5 Responses to “Former Penn football player dies in lobster diving accident”
  1. joewilliesshnoz says: Jul 31, 2014 8:16 PM

    Tragic. Rest In Peace, Joe.

  2. jpiro says: Jul 31, 2014 9:38 PM

    Tragic, and the very reason that rule #1 of scuba diving is that you NEVER dive alone.

    I grew up in Lauderdale and dove in Pompano many times. Thoughts go out to this kid’s family.

  3. dhardy8207 says: Aug 1, 2014 10:30 AM

    Very Sad news; thoughts and prayers go out to this young man’s family and the University.

  4. musketmaniac says: Aug 1, 2014 12:39 PM

    wow, the off season dangers in filling a shell fish craving has proven dangerous and troublesome for college players this summer.

  5. seminolez says: Aug 1, 2014 2:36 PM

    Is nobody is going to blame tallahassee pd?

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