SC college football player hospitalized after ‘medical emergency’ at workout

A member of the Furman football team has been hospitalized after suffering a “medical emergency” at a workout Wednesday morning on campus.

Bryce Stanfield, a current junior defensive tackle from Acworth, Georgia, “suffered a medical emergency while attending an early Wednesday morning workout in Paladin Stadium and is now hospitalized,” according to a Wednesday afternoon news release from the program.

“The thoughts and prayers of Furman’s entire football program and university community are with Bryce and his family at this time,” Furman coach Clay Hendrix Hendrix said in the release.

No other details regarding Stanfield’s hospitalization were immediately available. The State reached out to a Furman spokesman seeking further information.

According a Feb. 1 news release, Furman was scheduled to kick off its spring practice schedule Thursday (Feb. 8) at 4 p.m. at Paladin Stadium. It’s unclear whether or not that’ll be delayed.

Paladin Stadium is the on-campus home venue for Furman’s football team and located in Greenville. Furman, a private school, plays football at the Division I FCS level.

Stanfield has played three seasons for the Paladins and had 13 tackles, four tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks in 2023 for a Furman team that went 10-3 and won its conference championship. The team also advanced to the second round of the FCS playoffs.