The death of Bryce Beekman, WSU student and redshirt senior, was confirmed Wednesday morning by the Pullman Police Department.
Pullman PD Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth said Beekman, 22, passed away in Pullman. Beekman is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to the WSU Athletics website.
Any further information will be released by the Whitman County Coroner, he said.
According to a statement from WSU Athletics, WSU learned about Beekman’s death on Tuesday.
In the statement, Director of Athletics Pat Chun wrote that Beekman was “a tremendous young man [and] great teammate.”
Head football coach Nick Rolovich told his team of Beekman’s death on Tuesday night. He said Beekman “was always positive and well respected.”
Both Chun and Rolovich offered their condolences to Beekman’s family and friends.
Mike Leach, former head coach, said Beekman “always had a smile and a kind word for everyone” in a tweet on Wednesday.
Bill Stevens, associate director of athletics, has declined to comment further.