Mississippi State freshman lineman Sam Westmoreland dies at 18

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STARKVILLE, Miss. –


Mississippi State freshman offensive lineman Sam Westmoreland has died at the age of 18, the varsity introduced Wednesday.


The college didn’t present particulars in asserting the dying of Westmoreland, an industrial expertise main from (*18*) who would have turned 19 on Friday. Oktibbeha County coroner Michael Hunt advised The Associated Press Wednesday evening that foul play is just not suspected however didn’t present additional particulars. The college mentioned in a information launch that it was working with the athletic division, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office and the coroner’s workplace to find out information of the dying and wouldn’t remark additional.


Messages left with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office weren’t instantly returned.


The 6-foot-4, 260-pound Westmoreland was listed on the roster for the Bulldogs’ Southeastern Conference recreation Saturday at No. 6 Alabama. He had not performed this season, in accordance with the sport notes.


MSU coach Mike Leach mentioned within the information launch that the athletics household was heartbroken by Westmoreland’s dying, which he referred to as sudden.


“Sam was a beloved son, brother and teammate, and an amazing younger man with a limitless future,” Leach mentioned. “He will all the time be remembered and deeply missed by everybody who knew and beloved him. Our highest precedence is the assist of the Westmoreland household and our student-athletes throughout this troubling time.”

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