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Furman football player dies following medical emergency during practice

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – A Furman University football player who was in critical condition following a medical emergency on Wednesday died Friday, according to Furman University.
Bryce Stanfield, a junior health sciences major from Acworth, Georgia, collapsed unexpectedly during a morning workout on Wednesday, the university said. He was immediately taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital and placed on life support, according to President Elizabeth Davis.
Stanfield had aspirations for dental school and was beloved by his teammates and coaches, the university said. He served in Heller’s Men of Distinction and read to children in local schools.
Stanfield was a defensive tackle on the Paladins Football team. The university said he shined on the football field.
“The university extends its heartfelt condolences to Bryce’s family and friends in this time of profound loss,” Furman University said in a statement. “The entire Furman community is deeply affected at times like these, and it’s important that we offer each other support and seek help if we need it.”
Furman University encourages anyone in need of support to contact them:
Trone Center for Mental Fitness (counseling services) and after-hours crisis line: 864-294-3031, press #3 (confidential, available 24/7)
Office of Spiritual Life: 864-294-2133 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Office of Student Life: 864-294-2202 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.). After-hours: 864-294-2111.
No information on funeral or memorial services for Stanfield have been released at this time.
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