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ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - A former Virginia high school football star has died in Afghanistan.

First Lt. Chase Prasnicki was killed from a blast caused by an improvised explosive device.

The 24-year-old Rockbridge County native had only just arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday.

Prasnicki was a star quarterback at Rockbridge High School  and went on to play football at the U.S.  Military Academy.

He graduated from West Point in 2010.

The army ranger leaves behind a wife.