Tragedy claims life of former Husker

  • Mar. 14, 2011 10:00 a.m.

A member of the Chilliwack Huskers football family has passed away.

Kyle Osterland passed away Mar. 4 after spending two weeks in a coma. Nicknamed Sunshine, the 23-year-old had been sparring (boxing) when his heart inexplicably stopped and he collapsed against the ropes. CPR was started immediately and paramedics were quickly on the scene.

Despite this, Osterland fell into the coma with minimal brain activity.

Osterland joined the Huskers for his final year of B.C. Football Conference eligibility in 2010, playing good ball on the offensive line. He started his BCFC career with the Vancouver Trojans.

“It is with deepest sadness that the Huskers and the BCFC have lost such a bright young man, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family,” said BCFC president Frank Naso.

Osterland’s memorial will be held this Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Richmond, located at 7100 Granville Avenue.

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