May 30, 2023

Louisville Cardinals WR Commit Murdered In Shooting

Nov 5, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; A Louisville Cardinals football helmet rests on a bench on the side line during the second quarter against the Boston College Eagles at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

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Louisville football signee Dexter Rentz was shot and killed in Orlando, Florida, late Saturday night.

The Orlando Police Department confirmed that Rentz died in the shooting, which also injured three others. Rentz was 18.

Louisville coach Scott Satterfield issued a statement: “We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Dexter Rentz. He was a great young man who had a contagious personality, and was able to light up a room with his smile. He was a great kid to be around and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Rentz family during this extremely difficult time.

Rentz, a 5-foot-9, 164-pound receiver from Ocoee (Florida) High School, signed with Louisville in December. He was a team captain, had 1,700 all-purpose yards, ran a 4.5 40-yard dash and tied a state record with five interceptions in a single game. He also was a track standout.

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