G. McConway
October 20, 2022

Mississippi State Freshman Football Player Found Dead

Mississippi State was absolutely rocked by the death of freshman football player Sam Westmoreland.

Westmoreland, 18, was found dead about four miles off campus.

Police stated that early signs show no foul play suspected.

Shocking Death

The Oktibbeha County Sherriff's Office found Westmoreland at the Blackjack Missionary Baptist Church.

It is always shocking to see someone so young die, but to see an athlete at this age pass away is utterly baffling.

MSU President Mark E. Keenum stated, "One of the most profound lessons I've learned while leading this great university is that the tragic loss of one of our students diminishes all of our students — and all of us at Mississippi State feel the impact of Sam Westmoreland's death.

"My prayers are with Sam's family and friends, with his MSU teammates and coaches and with the Tupelo community during this most difficult time."

Head Coach Mike Leach added, "The Mississippi State athletics family is heartbroken by the sudden death of Sam Westmoreland.

"Sam was a beloved son, brother and teammate and a tremendous young man with a limitless future.

"He will always be remembered and deeply missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

"The entire MSU Family mourns as our thoughts and prayers go out to the Westmoreland family.

"Our highest priority is the support of the Westmoreland family and our student-athletes during this troubling time."

His death is now under investigation.

Source: Fox News

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