The Central Missouri Mules football are mourning the death of one of their player, Kade Kehl. Kade Kehl was reported to have died in a tragic car accident.

Kade Kehl death was announced to the public by head of ball coach, JC Boda in a series of tweets he made few hours ago.

The tweets reads below

The Mule football family mourns with the Kehl family over the tragic loss of their son & brother Kade, a beautiful kid with a very promising future. While words can never adequately convey the pain of this loss, our hearts go out to Kris, Dina, Kelsey & Katie during this sad time.


Tributes From Social Media Users

Abby Drinkwater wrote.. I have been so blessed to be able to say that I have about 20 not so little-little brothers. One of these brothers was Kade. I am so thankful that I was able to know such an amazing person and so thankful that my brother was able to have such an amazing best friend. Rest easy Kade.  Love you always.

Gary Stevanus wrote.. When I think about Kade, I can’t help but smile and laugh at the memories. Kade seemed to always have a smile on his face, no matter what he was doing. He could be in pain from an injury or be getting in trouble for doing something wrong, but he was still smiling. Not only was he smiling, but he could put smiles on the faces of those around him. Even when he was driving me nuts by being obnoxious, he would flash that little grin of his or make another smart-assed comment and I couldn’t help but smile and laugh. I am saddened by this loss, and my heart is breaking for what the entire Kehl family is going through. I send my love and prayers to the entire family.

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Joanne Kite wrote.. Kade always had a mischievous twinkle in his eyes and a great big grin! We have fond memories of track meets with his dad as the boys throwing coach. Our hearts are heavy. We loved this kiddo and family. Sending peace and love to the Kehl family and all of Kade’s many friends.

In a lengthy post Kaylynn White wrote.. I have so many great memories with Kade/The Kehl family. I have to say, this one is my FAVORITE. My brother is Hunter. He met Kade in Wellsville and moved over to Baldwin so they could be together again. Back in their middle school days, Hunter had just left Wellsville schools, but we still lived over there in a neighborhood kind of like Firetree where all the houses were close.

It was Christmas break for the boys, so Kade was staying over. One of our neighbors was a daycare provider so she watched our street when people were gone. She called my dad at work and said “Um, I’m not sure what’s going on at your house, but Hunter and some tall kid just ran across the street, touched the neighbors garage door, and ran back.” My dad said “Uh, okay?” Karen said “Well… They were in their underwear.” When my dad got home he asked Hunter and Kade why they did that. Hunter said he’d lost a bet with Kade and Kade said it looked like fun, so they did it together.

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Hunter usually isn’t an “adventurous” kid. He for sure would have NEVER done that without Kade right beside him. Kade had a way of getting people to do stuff out of their box. Yesterday, when the boys were sharing memories, the word ADVENTURE came up quite a bit. They all told stories and said “I’d have never done that, but Kade…”

He was a great kid, the life of the party, and everyone agrees that they don’t have too many school/sports/friend memories that don’t have Kade in them.

Few Things You Need To Know About Kade Kehl

Born to the Family of Kris and Dina Kehl, Kade’s Uncle Joe Grubb, was an All-American linebacker for the Mules who was inducted into the UCM Hall of Fame in 2010.

His Mother, Dina, competed on the UCM Track and Field team.

With an impressive 6-4, 210 pound frame, Kade Kehl can be a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses. Kehl can run away from defenders with his speed or straight through them with his power which is what he did for coach Mark Thomas at Odessa High School.

The multiple-time All-Conference selection, Kehl caught 42 passes for 681 yards as senior and found the endzone 12 times. He was First Team All-State as a wide receiver while also making the All-Conference team as a punter, athlete and defensive lineman during his time at Odessa.