Buffalo’s Solomon Jackson Dies Week After Medical Emergency At Workout

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Solomon Jackson, a football player at the University of Buffalo, died Monday night, according to a statement released Tuesday by the school.

The exact details of Jackson’s death are unknown, but he was hospitalized the morning of Feb. 22 after a medical emergency at a team conditioning session. University officials haven’t released details of what happened during the conditioning session.

“It is with deep sadness that I write to share that we have lost one of our own, UB football player Solomon Jackson, who passed away last night,” UB athletic director C. Allen Greene said in a statement released Tuesday. “Our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies go out to Solomon’s family as together we mourn his tragic and untimely death.

“From the outpouring of prayers and support over the past week since Solomon was hospitalized, it has been abundantly clear just how many lives he touched on a daily basis through his contributions and character — as an athlete, as a student, as a friend and mentor to others, and as an active and engaged member of our campus community.”

Jackson played defensive end and linebacker during his time at Buffalo. The 20-year-old registered 13 tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks as a redshirt sophomore last season, according to the university’s athletics website.

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