University football player dies after falling 16 floors from residence hall

PITTSBURGH — A Duquesne University football player died after falling from a 16th-floor window of a campus residence hall Thursday night, authorities said.

Pittsburgh police were called about 10:30 p.m. to Brottier Hall, where campus police had responded to an altercation on the 16th floor.

After campus police arrived, Marquis Brown jumped out of a window, police said.


Duquesne University President Ken Gormley said Brown, a junior, was from Washington, D.C. Gormley said counselors were available to help support students.

Brown was taken to a hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.

Police are investigating.