Sam Westmoreland, a freshman football player for Mississippi State, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, the campus reported. The 19-year-old offensive lineman from Tupelo named Westmoreland. This season, he hadn’t made an appearance in a game.
No specific cause of death is given. To “establish the facts of this occurrence,” Mississippi State stated that it was “working closely” with the athletic department and the local law enforcement.
“The school will make no more comment” until the assessment is finished. The family or school officials will also disclose the specifics of the funeral.
We at Mississippi State are a family and are all grieving during this difficult time. Cohen said that the Westmoreland family and everyone who knew and loved Sam is in our prayers.
The Mississippi State Athletics family is devastated by Sam Westmoreland’s untimely passing, according to the school’s head coach Mike Leach, who released a statement. Sam was a cherished son, brother, and teammate with a bright future ahead of him. All those who knew and loved him will never forget him and be very saddened by his loss.
Sam Westmoreland’s death has an impact on all of us at Mississippi State, according to MSU President Mark E. Keenum, who made the statement in a statement released by the school. “One of the most fundamental realities I’ve learned while leading this wonderful university is that the sad loss of one of our students lowers all of our students,” he added.
Sam Westmoreland was a Mississippi State football player. He had just turned 19. Westmoreland, a native of Tupelo, Mississippi, was a preferred walk-on in his first season with the Bulldogs. Westmoreland, a 6-foot-4, 260-pound offensive lineman who excelled in high school in Tupelo, studied industrial technology at MSU.