Quandarius Wilburn, a college football player for the Virginia Union University Panthers, died Aug. 8 after passing out during practice
A college football player in Virginia has died after suddenly collapsing during practice on Sunday.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that 18-year-old Quandarius Wilburn, who played defensive end for the Virginia Union University Panthers, died Aug. 8 while participating in conditioning drills at the school’s Hovey Stadium.
VUU confirmed Wilburn’s death in a statement released Monday evening.
“The Virginia Union University family is heartbroken about the passing of a freshman student and football player on Sunday, August 8, 2021,” the statement read. “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.”
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Virginia Union defensive end Quandarius Wilburn passed away after collapsing on the field during practice Sunday.
He was 19 years old 🙏🏾 https://t.co/zH455AUhi3
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