A Virginia Union football player reportedly died after collapsing during a workout, reports indicate.
As first reported by 8News (Richmond, Virginia) freshman Quandarius Wilburn, 19, collapsed while at Hovey Field on Sunday. Wilburn was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
“This is a heartbreaking loss for our campus community,” VUU President and CEO Hakim J. Lucas said in a statement. “I want to personally encourage each of you to keep Mr. Wilburn’s family in your prayers, as well as the VUU athletics department.”
“The Virginia Union University family is heartbroken about the passing of a freshman student and football player on Sunday, August 8, 2021,” VUU’s 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.”