Louisiana Tech is mourning the loss of football student-athlete Tyrone Duplessis, who passed away early this morning at his off-campus apartment in Ruston.

Cause of death is unknown at this time.

Duplessis, 21, was a reserve running back on the Bulldogs' football team.  He was in his third year at Tech and was classified as a redshirt sophomore.

Duplessis was a native of New Orleans and prepped at O. Perry Walker HS.

Grief counselors are being made available to the team through the University.

More information should be forthcoming later today.

(Information from La. Tech Sports Information contributed to this story.)