University at Buffalo defensive end Solomon Jackson tragically passed away Monday night due to complications from a medical emergency he suffered following team conditioning last week.
The school announced the news in a press release from Athletics Director Allen Greene.
"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. As a redshirt-sophomore defensive end from Stone Mountain, Georgia who was pursuing a degree in sociology, Solomon demonstrated tremendous promise as a student-athlete, both on and off the field.
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"As Solomon's family prepares to make memorial and funeral arrangements, we will share more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, I know I am joined by Coach Leipold, the football staff and the entire Athletics family in expressing my deepest personal sympathies to Solomon's family and friends during this incredibly difficult time."
Jackson, who recorded 13 tackles and a pair of sacks as a red-shirt sophomore last season, will be honored with a moment of silence prior to tonight's men's basketball game between Buffalo and Miami (Ohio).
The exact nature of Jackson's medical issue has not been released due to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.