Bryce Beekman, a defensive back for the Washington State Cougars, was found dead on Tuesday after reportedly suffering “breathing problems,” according to reports.
Beekman, a 22-year-old redshirt senior at WSU, was found dead in his apartment after calling police at around 5:44 p.m. to report “breathing problems,” The Spokesman-Review reported, citing Pullman Police Commander Jake Opgenorth.
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Law enforcement found the young athlete dead on arrival. The cause of death was not immediately known.
Head coach Nick Rolovich issued a statement calling Beekman a “wonderful young man.”
“My relationship with Bryce was still in its early stages, but I knew him to be a wonderful young man,” he said. “He was always positive and well respected amongst his teammates. My heart goes out to his family and friends.”
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Beekman totaled 60 tackles and one interception in his only season at WSU after previously playing for Arizona Western College.