University of Cincinnati running back Chamoda Kennedy-Palmore was killed in a motorcycle accident Thursday.
"Our football program and University has suffered another great tragedy," Tuberville's statement read. "I'm a father first and a coach second and it's always hard to put your thoughts into words during times like these. Chamoda was a talented non-scholarship player and a key member of our scout teams. He worked hard and earned his spot on the roster. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."
Kennedy-Palmore had made the roster through a walk-on program.
According to Cincinnati police, the accident occurred near the intersection of Vine Street and Forest Avenue. The school said Kennedy-Palmore was wearing proper protective equipment for motorcycle operators, and was taken to UC Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
The Bearcats visit Ohio State on Saturday.