University of Central Oklahoma football player's foot severed by train


    Derek Loccident. (Central Oklahoma Athletics)

    Officials say a University of Central Oklahoma football player lost his foot when he was run over by a train over the weekend.

    Oklahoma City police say 20-year-old Derek Loccident tried to crawl under a stopped train early Sunday when the train started moving. Police say the train severed Loccident's foot, but he was able to flag down a nearby person who took him to a hospital. Police say he is expected to survive.

    Loccident is a defensive back for the Division II school, which competes in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association. He recorded 15 tackles in the team's first two games this season.

    UCO's athletic department said in a statement that Loccident and his family have the school's full support:

    "We are here for him. It's important for his family to know that too. This isn't about him being a football player right now, it's about him being a young man that we are here for." - UCO head football coach Nick Bobeck

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