Washburn linebacker dies in car accident

BEN MUIR

BEN MUIR

A sad story out of Topeka:

TOPEKA, Kan. — Senior Washburn Ichabod football player Ben Muir passed away from injuries suffered in a single-car accident early Saturday morning south of Topeka.

“Our coaches and players are very saddened by the news,” head coach Craig Schurig said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Ben was an outstanding young person and the ultimate teammate and did everything he could do for the team. He was a great young man to his family and his teammates. He will be missed.”

Muir played in 16 games in his Ichabod career after returning from a knee injury. This past season, he played in all 11 games starting eight recording 29 tackles with five solo stops.

He leaves behind his mother Marion Muir, grandmother Elsie Muir and brothers Fabian Valverdie and Dillon Buras.

Funeral arrangements will be announced as they become available.

Here’s a link to his player page.

Sad stuff.

-TA