University of New Hampshire football player Todd Walker was shot and killed Friday while on spring break in Boulder, Colo. According to police, Walker was walking home from a party with a female friend when they were accosted by a masked man with a gun. After a verbal and physical confrontation, Walker stepped in front of his companion and was shot in the heart.
"He was shot in the chest at point-blank range," Walker's father, Mark, told the Daily Camera. "I'm really proud of him. He would just sort of instinctively act that way."