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GoFundMe set up to bury former UL football player

Posted at 12:46 PM, Nov 09, 2020

A GoFundMe has been set up by the family of a former UL football player who died unexpectedly this weekend.

Al Riles was a wide receiver for UL, a member of the Ragin Cajuns team from 2012-2016. During his senior year, he was named First-Team All-Sun Belt Conference, he was team leader in receiving with 60 receptions for 729 yards and two TDs; caught a pass in all 13 games during the season and 29 straight dating back to 2014 and had had three 100-yard receiving games. To read about his UL career, click here.

Our media partners at KPEL are reporting that he was killed in a shooting in Dallas.

The fundraising campaign, posted by his mother, Diedre, says his death was sudden and unexpected.

"He impacted every life he touched. Had a smile that could light up a room. A laugh that would fill the air with warmth. We lost a friend, a brother, a daughter lost her father, and a mother lost her son. A life gone too soon," she wrote.

If you'd like to help, visit the GoFundMe page by clicking here.