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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Tennessee State University Mourns The Loss Of Student Athlete Chazan Page

Over the weekend, Tennessee State University‘s spring game was overshadowed by a tragic incident.

On Sunday morning, Chazan Page, a 20-year-old student, was hit and killed by a vehicle in Nashville while crossing the street. The local police department stated that the vehicle was either a red sedan or a small SUV. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene at high speed after the accident, and the car was heavily damaged in the front. Page was taken to a nearby hospital, but he was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.

In a post to his X account, Tennessee State Director of Athletics Dr. Mikki Allen acknowledged Page’s death. “My thoughts and prayers are with our football student-athletes, coaches, families, and friends,“ he said.

TSU Glenda also released the following statement regarding the tragedy:

“It is with great sorrow that I write to inform you that Tennessee State University student-athlete Chazan Page passed away this morning surrounded by his family, teammates, and coaches. Chazan, a senior Human Performance and Sports Sciences major from Nashville, was a two-year starting offensive center on our football team.  According to Metro Nashville Police, he was the victim of a hit-and-run incident early Sunday morning and succumbed to his injuries. Chazan excelled in the classroom and aspired to play professionally following his collegiate career at TSU.” 

“On behalf of Athletics Director Dr. Mikki Allen, Head Football Coach Eddie George, and our entire TSU family, I extend heartfelt condolences to Chazan’s family, loved ones, teammates, and friends in this time of great loss. Our campus community is also deeply impacted. During tragedies such as this, it is important that we lift each other up with emotional support, comfort, and prayer. We have connected with the football team, student body, and others who knew Chazan to provide counseling and support. 
We will share information on funeral and memorial services as it becomes available.”

“Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.’

Photo: Twitter/X

The Nashville native played in 28 games for the Tigers, including all 11 games in 2022 and 2023. His brother Chandon was also on the team, playing as a defensive lineman.

Police are actively searching for the hit-and-run driver. University of Alabama-Birmingham head coach Trent Dilfer, who coaches Page in high school, urged the public to “help track down the vehicle.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

We send our prayers and condolences to the TSU Community during this time.

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