Furman DT Stanfield dies 2 days after exercise
GREENVILLE, S.C.– Furman defensive take on Bryce Stanfield passed away Friday, 2 days after collapsing throughout an exercise at the school’s football stadium.Furman president Elizabeth Davis stated in a letter to the university community that the 21-year-old Stanfield passed away while”surrounded by his household and his Furman family.” Davis said Stanfield had collapsed at a Wednesday early morning workout, was taken to a hospital and put on life assistance. No other information were released.” We are heartbroken beyond measure with Bryce’s sudden death and ask that everybody, first and foremost, raise his parents, Fred and Teri Stanfield and their family, in prayer on this day and in the days ahead,”Furman coach Clay Hendrix stated in a statement.Stanfield was conferred his Bachelor of Science degree in health sciences, magnum orgasm laude, by Davis in a Friday morning event while surrounded by member of the family, teammates and coaches.Stanfield originated from Acworth, Georgia, and was a three-year letterman for Furman.
Davis stated Stanfield had aspirations of participating in dental school after graduation.He played all 13 games for Furman last fall and had 13 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks while assisting the Paladins go 10-3 and win a Southern Championship game.” Bryce was an outstanding young man and an equally great student, football player and buddy,”Hendrix stated.
“He was a lot a part of who we are as a program and school, and was critical in our success on the football field and through providing of his time in outreach to our community. In every sense, he was the best representative we could have.”Stanfield was a two-time Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll selection. He served in Furman’s Heler Service Corps Guys of Difference, visited patients at Greenville Children’s Health center and check out to children at regional schools. “Bryce was a beautiful soul, a loving son, devoted buddy, incredible colleague and terrific trainee,”Furman vice president for intercollegiate sports Jason Donnelly stated in a statement.”We are grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers from our whole community. Bryce will be very much missed however will be remembered in our hearts forever. “