Tragedy struck the college football world this morning as University of Lousiana-Monroe quarterback Daniel Fitzwater passed away abruptly Saturday morning. Fitzwater was just 20 years old.
The university announced Fitzwater’s passing via a press release, which was reported by John Taylor of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk. No cause of death has been announced.
“The coaching staff and team are deeply saddened by the loss of a great person in Daniel,” said ULM head coach Todd Berry in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with Daniel’s family.”
“The ULM family is saddened to learn of Daniel’s death,” Dr. Nick J. Bruno, ULM president, said. “Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.”
Fitzwater was a JUCO walk-on last spring and was held out of the early games of the season as he recovered from a knee injury. He is survived by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
Campus Sports sends its sincerest condolences to Fitzwater’s family and the UL-Monroe community.