POLK COUNTY, FL. (THECOUNT) — Sam Bruce, a St. Thomas Aquinas highschool soccer legend, has died. He was solely 24.
Bruce, who performed briefly for the Miami Hurricanes, passe away, based on his former faculty.
A reason behind loss of life was not supplied as of Thursday afternoon.
In a publish on the St. Thomas Aquinas soccer workforce’s Fb web page, officers wrote, “R.I.P. Sam Bruce! We Will Miss You and We Love You!”
Bruce’s former 7-on-7 workforce, the South Florida Specific, additionally confirmed the tragedy on Thursday, writing in a tweet, “We’re saddened to listen to concerning the lack of one of many biggest gamers to ever come via SFE.”
“Your infectious power, and the power to make anyone snigger will eternally stay in our hearts. We spoke with Sam’s household, they only ask you to hope for his or her household throughout this time.”
Bruce was a famous person on the gridiron for Florida powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas … lighting up fields so typically, he received the nickname, “The Samborghini,” stories TMZ.
Bruce finally earned a four-star score and obtained dozens of scholarship provides … earlier than he finally signed with the Miami Hurricanes in 2016.
Bruce didn’t play in a recreation for the ‘Canes, nevertheless, as he was dismissed for violations of workforce guidelines simply months into his freshman season.
Bruce went on to attend Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. and Southeastern College … and later performed for the Indoor Soccer League. He informed the Solar-Sentinel in 2021 that he had been concerned within the making of the Kurt Warner biopic, “American Underdog.”
Bruce’s former teammates and others within the soccer world have been mourning his loss of life on social media Thursday … with Chad Johnson even posting a heartbroken emoji on his Twitter web page.