Posted by Tom Fornelli
Former Ohio defensive lineman Marcellis Williamson died at the age of 23 on Wednesday according to a release from the school.
“We can confirm that former Ohio defensive tackle Marcellis Williamson, a native of East Cleveland, Ohio, passed away late this afternoon,” said Jason Corriher, assistant Athletics director for media relations.
Williamson checked himself into Euclid Hospital on Wednesday and was discharged, dying later in the day. While Ohio would not get into specifics regarding Williamson's death, friends and teammates say that Williamson suffered a heart attack.
Williamson graduated from Ohio at the end of the 2010 fall semester, and was a starter for the Bobcats the last two seasons. He finished the 2010 season with 36 tackles, 3.5 for loss and .5 sacks. He left a message on his Facebook page on Wednesday, his last, that read "I am blessed to have waken up this morning!! Enjoy today because tomorrow isn't guaranteed.