Furman defensive deal with Bryce Stanfield died Friday afternoon, two days after he “collapsed unexpectedly at a morning exercise,” college president Elizabeth Davis said in a letter to the Furman neighborhood. He was 21.
Stanfield died “surrounded by his household and his Furman household” after he was taken to an area hospital and placed on life help following his collapse, Davis mentioned.
“We’re heartbroken past measure with Bryce’s sudden passing and ask that everybody, at the start, carry up his mother and father, Fred and Teri Stanfield and their household, in prayer on at the present time and within the days forward,” Clay Hendrix, coach of the Furman soccer staff, mentioned in a statement.
Stanfield contributed 2.5 sacks to a staff complete of 38, which ranked because the second-most sacks in Furman program historical past. The Paladins went on to win a Southern Convention championship and make it to the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs.
He performed 35 video games for the Paladins over three seasons, amassing 49 profession tackles and 7 sacks.
Stanfield was named alongside eight different staff members to the 2023 School Sports activities Communicators Tutorial All-District Crew, in addition to the Southern Convention Fall Tutorial Crew. He had hoped to pursue dental faculty after commencement, Davis mentioned.
Furman conferred Stanfield his bachelor’s diploma, magna cum laude, in a “small non-public ceremony” Friday morning, in response to Davis.
Davis added that the college is offering counseling and help for different members of the Furman soccer staff.