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.