Ole Miss Football Player Dies After Collapsing During Practice

- By Bossip Staff

This is sad:

A University of Mississippi football player has died after collapsing during the first day of team workouts. The university says 20-year-old Bennie F. Abram died Friday at a hospital in Oxford. The non-scholarship junior transferred from Itawamba Community College last fall.

Trainers noticed that Abram was having difficulty early Friday shortly after the workout started. Officials say the trainers began first aid and called 911. Abram died several hours later. Lafayette County Coroner Rocky Kennedy says an autopsy will be performed Saturday. He says there’s no foul play involved. The high temperature in Oxford reached 57 degrees Friday.

Coach Houston Nutt called Abram a hard worker and fine young man.

R.I.P. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family…


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  • drenk

    wow i keep hearing about young athletes just dropping like flies, couple young soccer players in spain, HS and college football players here. Dont these players have to get checked out by a DR to make sure theyre able to handle physical activities

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  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983. 54 DAYS!!! SHANI DAVIS ALL DAY!!!

    Wow! This is sad. Very sad! R.I.P. little one.

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  • Gimmeabreak78

    This is a terribly sad story. I hear that oftentimes the strenuous exercise of sports practice is often what reveals underlying heart problems in otherwise perfectly healthy young men.

  • tg

    My sympathies to the family

  • drenk

    2/22/10, 09:35:am

    This is a terribly sad story. I hear that oftentimes the strenuous exercise of sports practice is often what reveals underlying heart problems in otherwise perfectly healthy young men.

    wow that sounds like a real catch-22 situation

  • Bennika Abram

    This young man was my little brother, and this was a terrible, unexpected loss for my family. My little brother played sports his whole life all during his high school years. He played basketball and football so his heart condition was truely unknown about, but he died because of a heart enlagement, which I think came from the fact that he sat out his whole freshman year. My little brother was a very strong willed person and he was just determined to come back 100% after his shoulder injury! And he ran into some complications: May He REST IN PEACE because his heart was tooo big for this wicked world!!!! I LOVE U BENNIE ABRAM!!! AlWAYS & 4EVER!!!

  • Queen R

    It’s ashame these young people are dying this young. Don’t anyone bother to check to see if there is some redflag to detect a health risk? Is there still gym in hig school? Jesus Christ.

  • 2Sweet

    A lot of athletes get enlarged hearts from their strenuous exercising.

  • It's Me

    RIP. my condolences to the family…

  • UrHeinessDaQueen

    RIP so young too,shame 😦

  • GTFOH!!!!!!

    RIP but scholarship or not idk why any black athelte would go to ole miss with that confederate flag on display everywhere and them hillbillies screaming the south while rise again and like 99% of the hillbillies there be on some if u don’t have a maid back home don’t talk to me although I’m a combo cokehead/lush

  • Butterflyj30

    RIP GOD rest his soul!!

  • Marke

    Wow…..I haven’t been in my homestate in so long that this really stunned me….my condolences go out to his family and I do hope he can rest in peace.

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