Bryce Beekman, a starting safety for the Washington State football team, has passed away at age 22 according to reports. Beekman started all 13 games in the 2019 season after transferring from Arizona Western Junior College.
Last season, Beekman recorded 60 tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and one interception.
No official cause of death has been reported at this time.
Tragedy in Pullman. Bryce Beekman, a 22-year-old redshirt senior who started all 13 games at free safety for #WSU last season, has died according to Pullman Police.
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— Theo Lawson (@TheoLawson_SR) March 25, 2020
Several of Beekman’s teammates have commented on his death.
“One of the purest souls,” wrote wide receiver Easop Winston Jr.
“Fly high. Forever my dawg,” wide receiver Renard Bell added.
“RIP boy,” former WSU safety Jalen Thompson wrote.
“Cherish your loved ones. Every second matters,” shared offensive lineman Liam Ryan.
Our deepest condolences go out to Beekman’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.
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