Mississippi State Football Player Samuel Westmoreland Dies at 19


It’s gone too quickly.

Mississippi State University announced on Oct. 19 that Samuel Westmoreland, an offensive lineman for the school’s football team, has died at the age of 19.

“We are heartbroken by the sudden loss of Sam Westmoreland,” MSU Director of Athletics John Cohen said in a press release. “Mississippi State is a family, and we are all mourning during this trying time. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Westmoreland family and everyone who knew and loved Sam.”

To investigate the incident, the university is currently working with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office and the Oktibbeha County Coroner’s Office. It is not known what caused the death.

E! News reached out to the police, the coroner and has not received any comments.

Westmoreland is originally from Tupelo (Miss.). He was a freshman majoring as industrial technology. The head football coach of the university Mike LeachThe late athlete was described as “a tremendous young man with a limitless future.” 

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