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Dad says Pitt FB Derrick Burns had stroke

Pitt reserve fullback Derrick Burns suffered a stroke and his football career is over, his dad told a local television station.

Burns' dad, Dan, told KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, “Found a mass, a blood clot in the back of his head, and a small one on the left side which caused a stroke and left his right side weak."

Burns, a redshirt sophomore, had only played in one game in his Pitt career, though he was battling for the starting fullback job heading into the fall.

Pitt released a statement Tuesday saying Burns had been hospitalized, but has not revealed any more information on his status.

Prayers go out to Burns for a speedy recovery.