Alabama State’s sophomore linebacker Awysum Harris was found dead in his dorm room at Alabama State’s campus in Montgomery.
There are reports that he died of natural causes. Harris was a Decatur, Georgia native who was a star high school athlete that was named second-team Class 7-A All-State and led his high school football team with 105 tackles and 14 tackles for loss.
The school president Quinton Ross Jr. posted this message on the schools Facebook page.
“I am deeply saddened to announce to the Hornet Nation Family that one of our student-athletes has died from what appears to be natural causes. The young man, who was a member of the Hornets football team, has been identified as Awysum Harris, a sophomore from Decatur, Alabama.
“This is tragic news for Hornet Nation as we mourn the loss of one of our own. The University will provide support for Awysum’s family, friends, and teammates during this very difficult time. I ask that we keep all of them in our thoughts and prayers.”