Washington State safety Bryce Beekman dies

  • Washington State safety Bryce Beekman dies

Washington State safety Bryce Beekman dies

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

Beekman transferred to Washington State from Arizona Western Junior College and became a starter last season.

Police officials declined to provide additional details and said more information would be released later by the Whitman County coroner's office. He had 60 tackles, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception. He was expected to be part of an experienced Washington State secondary going into this season. Washington State has yet to comment on Beekman's passing, although several teammates tweeted about him late Tuesday and Wednesday morning. Former quarterback Tyler Hilinski committed suicide in January 2018, and it was later revealed that his brain showed signs of CTE.

"Cherish your loved ones".

"My relationship with Bryce was still in its early stages, but I knew him to be a wonderful young man", coach Nick Rolovich said in a statement.

Spring football practice, originally scheduled to start this week, has been postponed.