WSU football’s Bryce Beekman passes away in Pullman

Bryce Beekman
Credit: WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University safety Bryce Beekman passed away in Pullman on Tuesday night, according to Pullman Police.

The redshirt senior from Baton Rouge, Louisiana was 22.

Commander Jake Opgenorth said the cause of Beekman’s death will be released by the Whitman County Coroner at a later time.

“We are in shock with the news of Bryce’s passing,” said WSU Director of Athletics Pat Chun. “Bryce was a tremendous young man, great teammate and will be missed by all. We send our deepest condolences and prayers to the Beekman family and his many friends.”

“My relationship with Bryce was still in its early stages, but I knew him to be a wonderful young man,” said WSU Head Coach Nick Rolovich. “He was always positive and well respected amongst his teammates. My heart goes out to his family and friends.”

Beekman started all 13 games at safety for the Cougs in 2019. He was fifth on the team in tackles with 60.

His teammates reacted to the news, sharing their condolences online.

WSU students needing immediate assistance can contact the 24/7 WSU Crisis Line at 509-335-2159. Staff and faculty can receive assistance at the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) State toll-free number at 1-877-313-4455.