The Elon student body received word of the death of Demitri Allison, a junior wide receiver on the football team, on Wednesday night.

According to an email from Smith Jackson, vice president for student life, Allison died Wednesday afternoon after falling from Morrison Residence Hall, a 10-story building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Since Allison's death, the football team and student body have expressed their condolences and mourning for him on social media.

Close friends and members of the team such as Megan Gravley, Connor Christiansen and Alex Higgins posted their thoughts and feelings of loss on Twitter.

Tomorrow the university will hold a Gathering of Friends in remembrance of Allison at 4:30 p.m. at Rhodes Stadium. If you or a friend would like to speak to Counseling Services, Elon's counseling staff and the Chaplain's staff are available at 336-278-7280 or the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life at 336-278-7729.

Reporting by Lauren Cook