Sam Bruce was an American former Miami wide receiver signee. He was reported to have passed away at 24. Bruce was a star-wide receiver at St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before he joined the Hurricanes in 2016.
Shocked and very saddened to learn about the passing of Sam Bruce. Easily one of the most talented athletes I’ve covered. Prayers and condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones.
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Sam Bruce was born in 1998 (age 24 years) and was raised in Miami, United States with his parents, siblings and friends.
“Shocked and very saddened to learn about the passing of Sam Bruce. Easily one of the most talented athletes I’ve covered,” tweeted J.T. Wilcox of the Miami Sports Tribune. “Prayers and condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones.”
Additionally, former Miami and St. Thomas Aquinas wide receiver Michael Harley Jr. tweeted he was hurting after finding out the news. Elijah Moore, current New York Jets wide receiver and former Ole Miss and St. Thomas Aquinas wide receiver, also took to Twitter to share his heartbreak, sending prayers.
“Prayers up to Sam Bruce and his mother, father, and siblings!” tweeted Moore on Thursday.
Moreover, Bruce never played a down for Miami, as the team announced his dismissal during his freshman season due to “multiple violations of team rules and a failure on his part to meet the clear expectations established to be a part of the Miami football program.”
“It was just a series of things,” Bruce told Footballville, regarding his dismissal. “Either late to meetings — my thing wasn’t really late to meetings — my thing was falling asleep in meetings. That was my thing. I get there. I’m living rockstar lifestyle.”
Afterwards, Bruce bounced around football a bit, enrolling at Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. and then Southeastern University. According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Bruce said would’ve made the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League when he was 20 years old were it not for a rule where he had to be 21. Then, he played for the Frisco Fighters of the Indoor Football League, but COVID-19 shut down the league.
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Sam Bruce cause of death is currently unknown, tributes have poured in from media members, teammates and players around the football world who knew Bruce.
Wife: Sam Bruce was not married at the time of his death. His wife or girlfriend was unknown to the general public. However, the football world sends their prayers to Sam Bruce, his family and his friends.
How much was Sam Bruce worth? Sam Bruce net worth was estimated at around $400,000. His main source of income was from his career as an American football wide receiver. Bruce successful career earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He was one of the young richest and most influential teen wide reciever in the United States.