By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Washington State is dealing with another death in its football program. Bryce Beekman has passed away.
He was 22.
An official cause of death has not been announced at this time. According to Theo Lawson of the Spokesman-Review, the authorities are expected to release “more information soon.”
The 2020 season would have been his final year of eligibility.
This news comes nearly two-years after Tyler Hilinski’s death. He committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
He was just 21.
Beekman started 13 games during the 2019 season. He was fifth on the team with 60 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss with two pass breakups.
He also had one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and one interception.
In his final game, he had eight tackles, including a tackle for a loss, against the Air Force Falcons in the Cheez-It Bowl.
Before attending Washington State, he attended Arizona Western Junior College. After two seasons of junior college football, he was the No. 4 junior college safety prospect in the country, according to ESPNJC50 by ESPN.com.
He was also ranked as the No. 37 overall prospect in the ranking.
He also attended Wauwatosa East High School in Wisconsin for three years. Then, as a Senior, he attended Scotlandville High School in Louisiana for his senior campaign.
Beekman is survived by his mother Julie and his brother Reece. He was also a huge fan of Sean Taylor, the Washington Redskins great, before he was murdered in 2007, and wore No. 26 to honor him.