Cal Football Player Bryce Turner Dies at Age 20

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured Columnist

BERKELEY, CA - DECEMBER 1:  A general view of the field and the Cal logo in Memorial Stadium on the day of the 121st Big Game played between the California Golden Bears and the Stanford Cardinal football teams on December 1, 2018 at the University of California in Berkeley, California.  (Photo by David Madison/Getty Images)
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Bryce Turner, a redshirt sophomore cornerback at the University of California, died this week at the age of 20.

Per a statement from his family (h/t Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle), Turner had been hospitalized after suffering a "medical emergency" during a non-team workout last week. His cause of death has not been revealed.

Turner's family said in a statement released on Thursday the medical emergency occurred near their home in Southern California.

After Turner's hospitalization, Cal head coach Justin Wilcox said in a separate statement the school would "do everything we can to support Bryce and his family during this difficult time."

Turner transferred to Cal after spending his freshman season at Long Beach City College. He made his lone appearance for the Golden Bears during a Sept. 15 win over Idaho State and tallied one tackle in the 45-23 victory.

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