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On Monday, The University of Buffalo lost one of their redshirt sophomores. On Feb. 22nd, Solomon Jackson, a 20-year old was taken to the Buffalo General Hospital after he suffered a medical emergency during the teams conditioning session.
With the HIPPA laws, medical information can’t be obtained, but a week after his emergency, Solomon has sadly passed away from his injuries.
Solomon was originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia and during the 2015 season, Solomon had eight tackles and two sacks in 12 games.
The University did release a statement today and here is some of what it said:

“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,” Greene said. “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. 

Solomon was obviously too young and in his prime.


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