Former College Football Running Back Trabis Ward Tragically Shot & Killed Friday Night

Former Tennessee State University football player Trabis Ward tragically lost his life after being fatally shot in Lauderdale Lakes. He was just 31-years-old.

Broward Sheriff’s Office responded to the shooting where they found Ward lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound in the parking lot.

“We are saddened to learn of the passing for former Tiger Trabis Ward. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, teammates and coaches,” the Tennessee State football program announced on Saturday afternoon.

WSVN had details on the tragic incident:

“According to BSO, deputies aided Ward until Broward Sheriff’s Fire Rescue arrived and transported him to Broward Health Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead.

BSO detectives are investigating the circumstances that led up to the shooting.”

Ward played for the Tennessee State football program in the early 2000s before a brief stint in the National Football League.

He signed in 2013 with the then St. Louis Rams of the NFL.