PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 22: The new University of Pittsburgh head football coach, Paul Chryst, speaks during a press conference on December 22, 2011 at the University of Pittsburgh Panthers South Side training facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
University of Pittsburgh freshman fullback Derrick Burns is in stable condition after being hospitalized on Tuesday with an unspecified condition.
University of Pittsburgh freshman fullback Derrick Burns was hospitalized on Tuesday with an unspecified medical condition, according to a statement released by the Pitt athletic department. He is now listed as being in stable condition at an area hospital.
Reports on Tuesday following the incident indicated that Burns had a stroke, but that was never confirmed. Additional information about his condition is expected soon following more medical tests.
Burns is a 5-foot-11, 235-pound redshirt freshman fullback. He played in just one game last season. He hails from New Wilmington, Pa., where he had a prestigious high school career, rushing for 2,632 yards and 44 touchdowns. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Burns was a Big 33 All Star as a senior in high school.