Washington State senior DB Bryce Beekman passes away

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Washington State senior defensive back Bryce Beekman has passed away. He was 22. 

According to reports, Pullman police responded to a call Tuesday afternoon to assist a person suffering from what the police log called "breathing problems."

When they arrived at the apartment belonging to Beekman, they found the Cougars football star unresponsive. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Per the Pullman police, the cause of death is unknown, but there were no signs of foul play. 

The university released a statement Wednesday morning. 

"We are in shock with the news of Bryce's passing," WSU athletic director Pat Chun said in a statement. "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."

Cougars head coach Nick Rolovich, as well as former WSU head coach Mike Leach, took to social media to share their condolences. 

As the news spread around The Palouse, teammates, fans, and those who knew Beekman also took to social media.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Beekman's family, his teammates, and Washington State University. 

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