Ex-Oklahoma player Du'Vonta Lampkin found dead from gunshot wound

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Former Oklahoma defensive lineman Du’Vonta Lampkin was found dead of a gunshot wound Thursday night. He was 25.

According to the Dallas Morning News, Lampkin’s friends discovered him around 10 p.m. He was staying at an apartment that was being rented out as an Airbnb because he was moving into a new apartment.

From the Morning News:

Friends went to the apartment to check on Lampkin after failing to reach him by phone, police said. His backpack, cellphone and wallet were missing, police said.

The Dallas Police Department sent a tweet Friday morning asking for help from anyone who could have information about Lampkin’s death.

After news of Lampkin's death broke Friday morning, Oklahoma football shared its condolences.

Lampkin played at Oklahoma from 2015-17 and appeared in 17 games with two starts in his college career. He had 22 tackles and 4.5 tackles for loss in 13 games as a junior in 2017 and turned pro after that season. He wasn’t taken in the 2018 NFL draft and signed with the Tennessee Titans ahead of training camp. He was waived before the season and most recently played in the National Arena League in 2019.

A native of Cypress Falls, Texas, Lampkin was a three-star recruit in the class of 2015. He initially committed to Oklahoma and signed with Texas. He never played for the Longhorns and joined Oklahoma ahead of his freshman season.

NORMAN, OK - NOVEMBER 25:  Oklahoma Sooners DT Du'Vonta Lampkin  (57) before a college football game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the West Virginia Mountaineers on November 25, 2017, at Memorial Stadium in Norman, OK.  (Photo by David Stacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Du'Vonta Lampkin played in 17 games over three seasons at Oklahoma. (Photo by David Stacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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