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  • Louisiana-Monroe QB Daniel Fitzwater dies

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday5 hrs ago

    Louisiana-Monroe announced Saturday that quarterback Daniel Fitzwater died. He was 20.

    Fitzwater died early Saturday, according to the school. The cause of his death is unknown. He transferred to Louisiana-Monroe before the 2015 season.

    “The coaching staff and team are deeply saddened by the loss of a great person in Daniel. Our thoughts and prayers are with Daniel’s family,” Louisiana-Monroe coach Todd Berry said in a statement.

    Fitzwater suffered a knee injury during practice and was set to miss the 2015 season. Before transferring to ULM, he played at Copiah Lincoln Community College for two seasons. He had 44 total touchdowns in those years.

    He went to high school at Calvary Baptist Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana. His coach at the high school told the Shreveport Times that Fitzwater was an "all-American guy."

    “He was an all-American guy,” Calvary head coach John Bachman told the Shreveport Times.

    “He was talented, smart as a whip and confident in who he was. He loved his family and loved his teammates. It’s just hard to fathom.”

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