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Iowa State football player found dead

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A former Iowa State football player was shot and killed on Christmas night in his Idaho hometown.

Former linebacker Justin Eilers played at Iowa State from 1998 to 2001. He finished second on the team in tackles with 93 his senior year.

Police in Nampa, Idaho, charged James Malec with second-degree murder in connection with Eilers' death.

They did not disclose what, if any, was the relationship between Malec and Eilers.

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