Statement on Desmond Clayton

November 22, 2020
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Our campus community mourns the untimely passing of Desmond Clayton, a first-year student and member of our football team. We have been in touch with Desmond’s family to offer our condolences and support during this difficult time, and we ask our entire community to keep his family and friends in their thoughts. 

The university reminds students that its Counseling Services staff is available to them as they process this tragedy. 

Football Coach Scott Sperone said Desmond was a confident and outgoing member of the team whose big personality would light up any room. Coach Sperone, in his first year as Fitchburg State’s head football coach, called a virtual team meeting on Saturday morning and encouraged the players to support one another in these difficult times.

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