February 20, 2024

Furman Player Bryce Stanfield, 21, Dies After Collapsing at Practice

Furman defensive sort out Bryce Stanfield collapsed on the sphere throughout a exercise Wednesday morning in what’s described as a “medical emergency.”

The 21-year-old was rushed to the hospital and positioned on life support. He died on Friday, surrounded by family and friends. After his loss of life, Furman President Dr. Elizabeth Davis conferred his Bachelor of Science diploma in well being sciences.

Furman coach Clay Hendrix launched a press release expressing how “heartbroken” he was over the passing of his participant.

We are heartbroken past measure with Bryce’s sudden passing and ask that everybody, initially, carry up his dad and mom, Fred and Teri Stanfield, and their household, in prayer on at the present time and within the days forward.

There are so many extra who’re actually hurting — particularly Bryce’s teammates, coaches and workers, classmates, mates, and the complete Furman group and past. Bryce was an excellent younger man and an equally advantageous scholar, soccer participant, and buddy. He was a lot part of who we’re as a program and faculty, and was pivotal in our success on the soccer subject and thru giving of his time in outreach to our group. In each sense he was the most effective consultant we may have. His passing is among the most tough issues Furman soccer has ever encountered, however our religion and so many fantastic recollections Bryce offered us will assist maintain us all within the days forward.

“Stanfield was a two-time Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll selection. He served in Furman’s Heler Service Corps Men of Distinction, visited patients at Greenville Children’s Hospital and read to children at local schools,” the Associated Press reports.

“Bryce was a beautiful soul, a loving son, loyal friend, tremendous teammate, and great student,” mentioned Furman Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Jason Donnelly. “We are grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers from our entire community. Bryce will be dearly missed but will be remembered in our hearts forever.”

Furman Palidins helmet sits on an equipment trunk during the NCAA football game between the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Furman Palidins on...

A Furman Palidins helmet sits on an tools trunk in the course of the NCAA soccer sport between the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Furman Palidins on September 16, 2017, at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, NC. NC State defeated Furman 49-16. (William Howard/Icon Sportswire through Getty Images)

A local of Acworth, Georgia, Stanfield had deliberate to turn into a dentist after commencement.

“[Stanfield] played all 13 games for Furman last fall and had 13 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks while helping the Paladins go 10-3 and win a Southern Conference championship,” the AP reviews.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.