Former Arkansas football player Brian Wallace dies at age 26

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.

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.

This article originally appeared on Fort Smith Times Record: Former Arkansas football player Brian Wallace dies at age 26