How did Brian Wallace die?
On Friday, Brian Wallace, a former University of Arkansas offensive lineman died. He died at the age of 26, the school announced. On Thursday, Wallace's father, Brian Sr., told Pig Trail Nation that his son was in intensive care at a St. Louis hospital. He had a heart attack due to breathing problems at work on Monday and had a second
heart attack in the hospital.
According to his father, he was in a coma and could not breathe on his own after suffering heart attacks. The cause of Wallace’s death has not been released officially.
Tweets from Brian Wallace’s closed ones
His mother, Leslie, thanked fans and loved ones on social media for reaching out after the news of her son's death came to light, tweeting: “Thank you all for the love, prayers, and support everyone! Brian loved Razorback country. His organs will be donated to save other lives.
Love you all! WPS FOR LIFE!” The University of Arkansas Razorback Football program shared in a statement on Twitter alongside an image of Wallace that their hearts are broken. Brian will always be a Razorback. Their thoughts and love are with Brian's family and friends.
Wallace's former school, Christian Brothers College, also tweeted a statement after learning of his passing, writing that it was saddened by the passing of Brian Wallace. They have had the joy of watching him grow into a young man on and off the pitch.
They love this guy and will always remain in their heart. On Thursday, Arkansas head coach Sam Pittman asked on social media to pray for the Wallace family. “Prayers for Brian Wallace and his family,” he shared on Twitter. " They are a strong family, but they need us right now." Wallace entered the University of Arkansas in 2014 after graduating from Christian Brothers College in St. Louis and wore a redshirt during his first year at Arkansas, Fox16 reported. During his career as a Razorback, he played a total of 38 games, starting all 12 games in the 2018 season.