Furman University football player, 21, dies after collapsing during practice

4 month ago

Greenville news, South Carolina news.

A Furman University football player died Friday at the age of 21, two days after he collapsed during practice.

Bryce Stanfield, a defensive tackle, experienced a medical emergency at Paladin Stadium on Wednesday.

He was rushed to Greenville Memorial Hospital where he was placed on life support until he passed away.

“We are heartbroken beyond measure with Bryce’s sudden passing and ask that everyone, first and foremost, lift up his parents, Fred and Teri Stanfield, and their family, in prayer on this day and in the days ahead,” Coach Clay Hendrix said.

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  • “There are so many more who are really hurting – namely Bryce’s teammates, coaches and staff, classmates, friends, and the entire Furman community and beyond.”

    Stanfield, a junior health sciences major, was conferred his bachelor of science degree in a ceremony shortly before his death on Friday.

    Furman President Elizabeth Davis said that the Acworth, Georgia native excelled in class and on the field.

    “The university extends its heartfelt condolences to Bryce’s family and friends in this time of profound loss,” Davis added.