Before unexpected death, ‘fun-loving’ Bryce Beekman left lasting impact on Washington State teammates

FILE – In this Nov. 23, 2019, file photo, Washington State defensive back Bryce Beekman (26) is greeted by defensive lineman Nnamdi Oguayo (30) and linebacker Jahad Woods (13) after Beekman intercepted an Oregon State pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Pullman, Wash. Bryce Beekman has died. Police Cmdr. Jake Opgenorth said Wednesday, Marc 25, 2020, the 22-year-old Beekman was found dead at a residence in Pullman. He declined to provide additional details and said more information would be released later by the Whitman County coroner’s office. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File) LA303 LA303

While there’s still uncertainty about the cause of Beekman's death, individual accounts from teammates leave little ambiguity as to the character of the person behind the No. 26 jersey.

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