MSU freshman lineman Sam Westmoreland found dead

Mississippi State University is mourning the death this morning of a freshman offensive lineman.

The university announced that 18-year-old Sam Westmoreland of Tupelo had died. WCBI is reporting that Westmoreland was found at Blackjack Church in Oktibbeha County. No other details were available.

“My prayers are with Sam’s family and friends, with his MSU teammates and coaches and with the Tupelo community during this most difficult time,” MSU President Mark Keenum said in a statement released by the university.

The statement went on to say that MSU is working with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Offices, coroner’s office, STudent Affairs and the Athletics Department to determine the facts in Westmoreland’s death.

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