In light of a gunman threat at Parkrose High School, news has emerged that the staff member who wrestled a gunman to the ground at the school was former University of Oregon football player Keanon Lowe.

Police said a Parkrose High School staffer wrestled a suspected gunman to the ground Friday at the school. They said students are safe and that the suspect has been taken into custody.

Lowe, a stand-out football player at Jesuit High School in Portland and then at University of Oregon in Eugene, is a football and track coach at Parkrose High School.

Lowe was named Defensive Player of the Year in Oregon as a high school student and went on to play four years as a wide receiver for the Oregon Ducks.

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