The Washington State football team is mourning another terrible tragedy, as defensive back Bryce Beekman has died at age 22.
Several Washington State players took to Twitter late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning with ominous messages, and police in Pullman confirmed to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg that Beekman has died. The cause of death has not yet been revealed.
Very sad news to report as #Wazzu football player Bryce Beekman has died, Pullman (Wash.) police confirmed to ESPN. No other information available yet. Several of his teammates tweeted about his passing. Beekman started all 13 games at safety last year.https://t.co/Sccdcs3gwJ
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) March 25, 2020
Beekman is the second Wazzu football player who has died in roughly two years. Former quarterback Tyler Hilinski committed suicide in January 2018, and it was later revealed that his brain showed signs of CTE.
Beekman transferred to Washington State from Arizona Western Junior College and became a starter last season. He had 60 tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception.
Our thoughts are with the Washington State community during yet another incredibly difficult time.
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