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Baylor University Football Player Chance Waz Dies at 25 — See the Heartbreaking Announcement

Edduin Carvajal
Dec 15, 2020
12:53 P.M.

Defensive back Chance Waz, who played for the Baylor University football team, passed away at 25. The school’s football program announced his death on Twitter.


On December 14, Baylor University’s football team tweeted that they were “heartbroken” after learning about Chace Waz’s death. They included a picture of Waz wearing his uniform.

According to the tweet, Waz will forever be a member of the Baylor family. So far, the official cause of death of the 25-year-old football player has not been disclosed.

Chance Waz preventing a touchdown playing for Baylor University | Photo: YouTube/JustBombsProductions

Chance Waz preventing a touchdown playing for Baylor University | Photo: YouTube/JustBombsProductions


Waz was born in Pflugerville, Texas, but joined the Baylor team in Waco in 2014. During his freshman year, he played all but two games for the Bears (11 of 13).

The following season, as a sophomore, his hard work paid off as he started in 11 games, even winning the starter position. In his junior year, Waz started in eight games.


[A fan] had nothing but respect and admiration for [Waz].

In his final year, Waz played nine games. The late defensive back totaled 43 games between 2014 and 2017, amassing 146 total tackles, six pass deflections, and a fumble recovery.

Shortly after his death was announced, several people took to Twitter to share their condolences, including people who played with Waz at Baylor University, like quarterback Seth Russell.


Russell pointed out that he had no words to explain the loss of a “teammate, friend, family,” and “brother in Christ.” According to Russell, Waz always had a positive attitude towards life.

Tammy Lynn Benton, a fan of the Baylor University football team, confessed that her heart felt heavy for Waz’s passing and added that she had nothing but respect and admiration for him.



Earlier this year, former offensive lineman for the University of Maryland football team Ellis McKennie III made headlines after opening up about his dad’s fight against coronavirus.

According to McKennie III, his dad tested positive for COVID-19 on March 21. His condition was so fragile that he was placed on a ventilator and in a 15-day medically induced coma.


Ellis McKennie Sr. spent almost a month at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hanover. To make matters worse, his family couldn’t even visit him due to hospital restrictions.

Against all odds, and although his family felt helpless, McKennie Sr. got better and was discharged from the hospital on April 13. The emotional moment he left the hospital was captured on camera.

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