By MARLON SCOTT | Senior Staff Writer

Nathan Daniel Peppers, a former APSU student and tight end for the Govs football team, died in Houston, Texas Tuesday, March 22.

“It’s an unfortunate end to a young man’s life. He was a good person. He was not part of our program for the last year and a half, but when he was I thought he tried hard. It is an unfortunate thing that happens to young people. My condolences and prayers go to his family,” said Head Football Coach Rick Christophel.

Peppers was killed in a two-car accident. The accident occurred at approximately 10:50 p.m. at 6700 West Sam Houston Parkway N. at West Little York according to the Houston Police Department.

Witnesses say Peppers failed to stop at a red light and was subsequently hit by another car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

Peppers was 20-years old. He was the son of Danny and Carrie Peppers. He attended Stewart County High School before coming to APSU in 2008. Peppers studied forestry and was pre-law. He joined the football team as a walk on.