BANGKOK – American National and former University of North Dakota linebacker Travis O’Neel died Tuesday at Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok with his wife, the kids, brother, mother, and step father by his side, after suffering injuries there when his motorcycle collided with a truck.
The collision was Friday, resulting in two broken shins, a broken femur, a broken hip, a broken arm and a significant head injury to both his skull and brain.
O’Neel was from Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He played for UND from 1997 through 2001 and was a member of the school’s NCAA Division II national championship team his senior season. He led the team in tackles that season and was named an All-American.
Head coach Bubba Schweigert says O’Neel was “one of our all-time greats.”