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Charleston Southern Freshman WR Joe Bradshaw passed away last night

Charleston Southern wide receiver Joe Bradshaw passed away last night off-campus, according to the CSU website.

Charleston Southern University’s freshman wide receiver Joe Bradshaw has passed away. The Charleston Southern website made the announcement this morning.

Bradshaw was a walk-on from Saint Augustine, Florida. He played high school ball at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida. He had 51 receptions while playing under former Charleston Southern quarterback Collin Drafts.

He did not play this past weekend against Kennesaw State. Bradshaw was an engineering major.

At this time, authorities are still gathering information surrounding the circumstances of his death.

Autry Denson the head coach of Charleston Southern posted this message about the passing.

“It is imperative that we not judge or allow circumstances to define who Joe was as a person. Not only would that in and of itself be a tragedy, but it also would not accurately portray who Joe really was. Jo Jo was a phenomenal young man, son, student, and teammate.

“He was such a proud member of our Charleston Southern Football ministry that even wrist surgery a few weeks ago could not keep him away from his football family. Later on that same day, after his surgery, this dude was spotted in the parking lot attempting to attend a team meeting that he was excused from. I could go on and on about Joe, but what is most important is that we remember him for who he was.

“He was a child of God, that unapologetically loved other people in a manner that was honoring to God. To say he will be missed would be an understatement, but we will trust God to strengthen us and his family to honor his memory by using every day that God gives us to keep a big ‘Jo Jo’ smile on our face and love like he did. Our continued prayers and support are with his family, friends, and teammates. Jo Jo may be physically gone, but he will never be forgotten. We are better because of the times we were blessed to share with our Jo Jo.”

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