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Former Western Kentucky QB Killed

July 25, 2001

FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) _ J.J. Jewell, a former quarterback at Western Kentucky, died in an auto accident Tuesday. He was 29.

Jewell died on Interstate 65 near the Tennessee border when he lost control of his vehicle in heavy rain, state police said. His car crossed the median and was broadsided by a tractor-trailer.

Jewell played at Western Kentucky from 1992-94 after transferring from Middle Tennessee.

Jewell appeared in one game in 1992. He completed 22-of-37 passes for 355 yards, with three touchdowns and had two interceptions in 1993. In 1994, he went 70-of-143 for 1,332 yards, with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Jewell holds the Western Kentucky record for total offense in a game. He had 495 yards in a 59-45 loss to Central Florida in 1994. A month later, Jewell sustained a season-ending knee injury in a 10-7 loss to Southern Illinois.

Jewell, a native of Bowling Green, was living in Antioch, Tenn.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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