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Former UA football player Sterling Lewis dies

Posted at 1:31 PM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 17:32:12-05

TUCSON, Ariz. - Former Arizona Wildcats linebacker Sterling Lewis died due to complications involving Valley Fever.

According to Lewis's high school coach Jack Welch , Lewis is survived by two children and his wife.

Lewis was 32 years old.

He attended Copperas Cove, Texas High School and graduated in 2006. He played for the Wildcats in 2008 and 2009.

“The Arizona Football Family is deeply saddened by the passing of Sterling Lewis," Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin said in a statement. "The entire football program would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Sterling’s family and friends. His contagious passion, energy and enthusiasm will be missed.”