A young man lost his life this week and a football program, his family and friends are absolutely devastated on how it happened.
Virginia Union Defensive end Quandarius Wilburn died at VCU Medical Center, according to the Associated Press. He was 19 years old.
According to John O’Connor and Wayne Epps of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Wilburn collapsed during conditioning drills at Hovey Stadium and wa taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“The Virginia Union University family is heartbroken about the passing of a freshman student and football player on Sunday, August 8, 2021,” the school said in a statement. “Our primary concern is the well-being of the family and fellow students impacted by this tragedy. Virginia Union stands ready to provide support in any way necessary and available as families and students work to process this devastating loss.”
Wilburn signed with the HBCU on national signing day in February.
The Virginia Union Panthers did not play a game last fall or spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic but are scheduled to begin their season in less than a month.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.