CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – The Calgary Stampeders say team member Mylan Hicks, a former Michigan State defensive back, has been killed at the age of 23.

The Stampeders say in statement that Hicks’ “life was taken in an act of violence.”

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Police said earlier Sunday they were investigating a shooting outside a Calgary nightclub. They said in a statement that the victim, whom they did not identify, was taken to a hospital in life-threatening condition before dying of his injuries.

Hicks, who signed with the Stampeders in May and was on Calgary’s practice roster, was born in Detroit. At Michigan State, he recorded a career-high 19 tackles and four pass breakups in nine games during his senior year in 2014.

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Hicks signed with the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in May 2015 before being released at the end of training camp.

 

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