Former Puyallup High School athlete dies from apparent COVID-19 complications

Eli Sevener, a 2019 graduate of Puyallup High School and a member of the Vikings’ football and baseball programs, died Wednesday afternoon, his brother tweeted. Zach Sevener tweeted Monday that his brother Eli was on life support due to COVID-19 complications.

Eli Sevener was a member of the 2018 Puyallup football team that lost to Union in the 4A state semifinals.

He was also the starting pitcher for the Vikings in West-Central bi-district semifinal loss to Camas in May 2019.

The Puyallup baseball team plans to retire Sevener’s No. 21 jersey next spring, the Tacoma News Tribune reported.

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