Cal football sophomore Bryce Turner dies at age 20

After being hospitalized for what was described as a “medical emergency” earlier this week, student-athlete Bryce Turner died Saturday, according to an announcement by Cal Athletics. Turner was a sophomore cornerback who redshirted his first year with the football program and appeared in one game in 2018.

The immediate cause of death is unknown, but many players in the program have expressed their grief and sympathy via social media, and both head coach Justin Wilcox and athletic director Jim Knowlton released heartfelt messages in a Cal Athletics statement.

“No words can accurately describe the pain we feel in our hearts right now. We’ll always remember Bryce and how he impacted all of us with Cal football,” Wilcox said in the statement.



Shailin Singh is the sports editor. Contact him at [email protected].

Because of misinformation from a source, a previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Bryce Turner was 19 years old. In fact, he was 20.