Presbyterian College student-athlete Stephen (Stevie) Wilson, a team manager and former linebacker on the football team, passed away Monday evening in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
Wilson, a chemistry major, was in his fourth year at PC. The team was informed of his death during a team meeting Monday night. Grief counselors have been made available to students through the College.
“The entire football program and Presbyterian College is grieving,” said Football Head Coach Harold Nichols. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Will and Tammi, Stevie’s parents. It is a trying time for all of us, but our main concern right now is supporting the Wilson family through this difficult grieving process. Stevie was a hard worker, well-respected by his teammates, and coaching staff, and he will be sorely missed.”
A native of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., Wilson played in all but one game as a freshman, recording tackles against VMI, Point, and Liberty. He played against the Flames his sophomore season before injuries ended his playing career. He continued on as a student manager for the Blue Hose this past season.
Wilson, a 2012 graduate of Wando High School, enjoyed a versatile career as a Warrior, setting several records and earning many athletic and academic awards, including the 2012 Ultimate Warrior award, given to the best athlete on the team. He was a three-time football letter-winner and ran track.
“The athletic department and the entire campus community mourn the loss of Stevie,” said Director of Athletics Brian Reese. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. He was a great person and a valuable member of the PC community.”
Wilson, 21, is survived by his parents Will and Tammi, and sister, Varanda.
Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly.
The Office of Religious Life and Service has planned a prayer service for tonight (Tuesday) at 7:00 p.m. by the pond behind Spradley Hall. All are welcome to attend.