Former Arizona Western Football Player Found Dead in Washington

Mar 25, 2020

A former student-athlete at Arizona Western College has been found dead in Washington state. 

 The Associated Press reports Bryce Beekman, 22, a senior defensive back on the Washington State football team, was found dead in his apartment by police in Pullman, Wash.  Police said there were no signs of foul play and the Whitman County Coroner will determine the cause of death. Reports say police were responding to a call of someone experiencing shortness of breath. It has not been announced if the death is related to COVID-19.  Beekman had started all 13 games for the Cougars after transferring from AWC.  In a released statement, Tim Slack, AWC's sports information director and associate athletic director, said "Beekman was a transcendent football player during his time at Arizona Western and impacted many lives in the community. Arizona Western College is deeply saddened by his loss and sends our deepest sympathies to Bryce's family and loved ones."