Mississippi State student and football player is dead at 18

A Mississippi State University student and offensive lineman died Wednesday the school said in a statement

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Samuel Westmoreland of Tupelo, Mississippi, was a freshman student-athlete majoring in industrial technology 

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Westmoreland would have turned 19 on Friday, according to his athletics page biography

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Additional details about Westmoreland's death were not immediately available

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Head football coach Mike Leach and athletics director John Cohen said they were saddened by the sudden death

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Leach said in a written statement, "Sam was a teammate and a tremendous young man with a boundless future

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He will always be missed and everyone will miss him deeply

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Graduated from Westmoreland Tupelo High School

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In a statement on Twitter by the Tupelo school on Wednesday, the football coach said that Westmoreland was a leader who was chosen as captain

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