Washington State's Bryce Beekman dies at 22

Washington State safety Bryce Beekman was the team's fifth-leading tackler in 2019

Washington State safety Bryce Beekman was the team's fifth-leading tackler in 2019. More

Heartbreaking news of the college football ranks when it was reported that Washington State starting safety Bryce Beekman had lost his life.

Washington State coach Nick Rolovich, in a conference call with reporters earlier Tuesday, said the majority of players had stayed in their hometowns following spring break. "Bryce was a tremendous young man, great teammate and will be missed by all". "He was always postive and well respected amongst his teammates".

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News.

Beekman transferred to Washington State from Arizona Western Junior College and became a starter last season. "We send our deepest condolences and prayers to the Beekman family and his many friends". "My heart goes out to his family and friends". He recorded 60 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception in his only season with Washington State.

But, cops in Pullman, Washington received a call to Beekman's apartment around 5:44 PM on Tuesday for a person with "breathing problems". and when they arrived, it was too late.

Beekman had reportedly returned home to Baton Rouge, La., on March 14 to see UVA basketball signee Reece, his younger brother.

Beekman was well-liked by his teammates and coaches - several of whom have already commented on social media.

"One of the purest souls.", wide receiver Easop Winston Jr. wrote, while fellow wide receiver Renard Bell added, "Fly high".

"Cherish your loved ones. Every second matters", offensive lineman Liam Ryan shared.

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