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.”
I’m very saddened to announce to all Dawgs, our brother Sterling Lewis passed away today from Valley Fever disease complications. Please remember his two children, wife and parents in your prayers. RIP Sterling.— Jack Welch (@coach_jackwelch) February 26, 2020