Updated: Former Harrison player on life support has died

Harrison's Bryce Stanfield (85) makes a tackle on Allatoona's Alex Wilson (7) in the 2019 Class 5A championship game at Georgia State. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Credit: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

Harrison's Bryce Stanfield (85) makes a tackle on Allatoona's Alex Wilson (7) in the 2019 Class 5A championship game at Georgia State. (Hyosub Shin / Hyosub.Shin@ajc.com)

Bryce Stanfield, the Furman defensive lineman and former Harrison High star who went on life support following a medical emergency Wednesday, has died.

“We are heartbroken beyond measure with Bryce’s sudden passing and ask that everyone, first and foremost, lift up his parents, Fred and Teri Stanfield and their family, in prayer on this day and in the days ahead,” Furman head coach Clay Hendrix said in a statement. 

Stanfield was a two-time all-region player at Harrison in Cobb County and starred for the Hoyas’ 2019 Class 5A championship team.

Stanfield, 21, had been working out with the team Wednesday morning at Furman’s Paladin Stadium when he was taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Stanfield is a junior who has played in 34 games and made 49 career tackles at Furman. At Harrison, he was an all-region player for two seasons, including his junior campaign that ended with Harrison’s first and only state championship. Stanfield had 3.5 tackles in Harrison’s 20-7 victory over Allatoona in the 2019 final at Georgia State Stadium.

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