Tragedy struck the college football world this morning as University of Lousiana-Monroe quarterback Daniel Fitzwater passed away abruptly Saturday morning. Fitzwater was just 20 years old.
The university announced Fitzwater’s passing via a press release, which was reported by John Taylor of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk. No cause of death has been announced.
UL-Monroe is the big rival to UL-Lafayette, the college where I live in Lafayette, LA. They are members of the Sun Belt Conference. This kid appears to have been a backup player recovering from injury, and who knows and why speculate, but no one at 20 deserves a death sentence.