Bryce Gowdy was a talented wide-receiver prospect out of the state of Florida, who had signed on to play college football with Georgia Tech for the next few years.
That was supposed to be the plan until it was reported the 17-year-old was struck by a freight train in Deerfield Beach and would lose his life shortly after arriving to a nearby hospital.
What looked to be a tragic accident turned out to be something more sinister as the Broward County (Fla.) medical examiner’s office stated his death has been ruled a suicide, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Gowdy was set to enroll early and join the Georgia Tech football team on January 6th.
“Our entire Georgia Tech football family is devastated by the news of Bryce’s passing. Bryce was an outstanding young man with a very bright future. He was a great friend to many, including many of our current and incoming team members,” Georgia Tech head coach Geoff Collins said in a statement. “On behalf of our coaches, players, staff and families, we offer our deepest condolences to Bryce’s mother, Shibbon, and his brothers, Brisai and Brayden, as well as the rest of his family members, his teammates and coaches at Deerfield Beach High School, and his many friends. Bryce and his family will always be a part of the Georgia Tech football family.”
A GoFundMe has been set up for his family to cover funeral expenses.
If you or anyone you know is contemplating suicide, call or text the 24-hour hotline at 800-273-8255.For more information, go to www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.