Du’Vonta Lampkin killed: Former Oklahoma Sooners and Cy-Falls High School star dies at 25

DALLAS, Texas (KTRK) — A Houston-area high school football star who went on to play for the Oklahoma Sooners and had a short-lived stint in the NFL was fatally shot in downtown Dallas.

Du’Vonta Lampkin was found injured late Thursday night after he failed to return phone calls, the Dallas Police Department said.

Investigators say a witness called for help after finding the 25-year-old with a single gunshot wound. First responders arrived and Lampkin was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police found Lampkin was staying at the location he was found, believed to be an Airbnb apartment, while waiting to move into a new apartment.

Lampkin was a defensive star at Cy-Falls High School. He first signed to play at the University of Texas, later transferring to the University of Oklahoma.

The Sooners football program sent its condolences to Lampkin’s family and friends.

“The OU Football family is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of former player Du’Vonta Lampkin. Du’Vonta was full of life and spirit, was a supportive teammate and a joy to be with us. Our thoughts , heartfelt prayers and sympathies go out to his family and loved ones,” an OU tweet said.

Lampkin continued to pursue his NFL dreams, going undrafted but playing with the Tennessee Titans for a short time.

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