Former Arkansas football player Brian Wallace died Friday after two heart attacks earlier this week. He was 26 years old.
Wallace was hospitalized Monday after a heart attack at work, then suffered another at the hospital, his father, Brian Wallace Sr., told Pig Trail Nation. He was in a coma at a hospital in his native St. Louis.
Our hearts are broken. Brian will always be a Razorback.
Our thoughts and love are with Brian's family and friends. pic.twitter.com/GlDZ5heeQ7
— Arkansas Razorback Football (@RazorbackFB) April 15, 2022
Wallace was an offensive lineman for the Razorbacks from 2014-18. Current coach Sam Pittman recruited Wallace to Arkansas out of Christian Brothers College High School when Pittman was the Razorbacks' offensive line coach. Wallace was the top player in Missouri at the time of his recruitment and a high school All-American.
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Wallace went on to become a regular contributor for Arkansas, appearing in 38 games and starting in 29. He was named preseason third-team All-SEC by the league's coaches before his senior season and finished his Arkansas career having played almost 2,000 snaps.
Former teammates and the Arkansas community reacted to news of Wallace's death on social media, calling for prayers and sympathy for his family.
Prayers for Brian Wallace and his family. They are a strong family but need us to right now.
— Coach Sam Pittman (@CoachSamPittman) April 14, 2022
So saddened by the passing of Brian Wallace. We had the joy of watching him grow into a young man on and off the field. Always in our hearts. Love you big fella. 💔 pic.twitter.com/8pnZ9yjhgs
— CBCFootball (@CBCFootball) April 15, 2022
I’m sad to get the news of my former college teammate Brian Wallace passing away. I pray for peace for his Mom and loved ones ❤️
— Jonathan Williams (@Jwillpart2) April 15, 2022
Rest In Peace Brian Wallace. He was truly 1 of 1 and gone way too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with his whole family. Just devastating man.
— Frank Ragnow (@KNARFWONGAR) April 15, 2022
This article originally appeared on Fort Smith Times Record: Former Arkansas football player Brian Wallace dies at age 26