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.