Former Kansas State quarterback Dylan Meier died because of injuries sustained during a family hiking trip in Arkansas, a source close to the situation told the Eagle on Monday night.
Meier, of Pittsburg, was 26.
Details of the accident were unavailable, including a time and location.
Meier was a member of the Wildcats football team from 2002-2006. In 2004, he became the first Kansas native to start a game at quarterback for K-State during the Bill Snyder era. He left the program having thrown for 2,287 yards and 12 touchdowns.
In high school, he helped Pittsburg High play in back-to-back 5A state championship games.
His older brother Shad, played tight end at K-State and in the NFL.
His younger brother, Kerry, played quarterback and wide receiver at Kansas and is currently preparing for the NFL Draft.