ABILENE, Texas — Hardin-Simmons' football team and university community is mourning the loss of teammate, classmate and friend Taylor Huff, who passed away early Sunday morning in an accident that is still being investigated.
"We were saddened to learn of Taylor Huff's death. We are praying for God to comfort his family and friends during this difficult time," said Hardin-Simmons University President Dr. Lanny Hall.
The Cowboy football team met together as a team at 2:45 to let those who had not heard of Huff's passing and to offer emotional support.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Taylor's family," said head coach Jesse Burleson. "He was a great young man that had overcome some real adversity in his life to get where he was. He was extremely unselfish and caring. We are so proud he is a part of our program. It is a sad day to be a Cowboy, we are hurting but we will get through this together."
Huff was a senior member of the Hardin-Simmons football team where he played wide receiver. He has played in eight games this season for the Cowboys and has three catches for 34 yards. He played in 19 career varsity games.
He came to Hardin-Simmons from Arlington Sam Houston High School and was an exercise science major.
"The athletic department sends our thoughts and prayers to Taylor's family and friends as they deal with today's events," said HSU Director of Athletics John Neese. "Taylor had a positive presence on our campus and one that will be missed."
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