Bryce Turner, a sophomore cornerback at the California football team, died Saturday after suffering a medical emergency earlier this week while he was at home with his family, according to the California Golden Bears announced on Twitter.
Turner, from Lakewood, Calif., starred at St. John Bosco High School and attended Long Beach City College before enrolling at Cal and joining the football program in the spring of 2017, according to the university.
“Our hearts are broken with this unimaginable tragedy,” Director of Athletics Jim Knowlton said.
“Bryce was a young man with a bright future and a valued member of our football team and the Cal family. His life was taken far too soon and he will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryce’s family, friends, teammates and coaches during this difficult time, and we will do all that we can to support each other, his family, our students and the entire Cal community through the grieving process.”
Justin Wilcox, Cal’s football coach, shared condolences on Twitter.
“We are so deeply saddened by Bryce’s passing,” Wilcox said. “This is an extremely difficult day for everyone. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Bryce’s family, friends, teammates and so many others who have been a part of his life. No words can accurately describe the pain we feel in our hearts right now. We’ll always remember Bryce and how he impacted all of us with Cal football.”