The death of Hardin-Simmons University senior Taylor Huff is mourned as the campus community learns of the accident that happened early Sunday morning, November 10, 2013, in the 300 block of Ambler Avenue.
"We were saddened to learn of Taylor Huff's death,” says HSU president Dr. Lanny Hall. “We are praying for God to comfort his family and friends during this difficult time.”
Huff, of Arlington, Texas, and a member of the Cowboy football team, came to Hardin-Simmons from Arlington’s Sam Houston High School and was an exercise science major.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Taylor's family," said head coach Jesse Burleson as the team gathered at 2:45 p.m. today in the Sid Richardson Science Center. "He was a great young man that had overcome some real adversity in his life to get where he was. He was extremely unselfish and caring. We are so proud he is a part of our program. It is a sad day to be a Cowboy, we are hurting but we will get through this together."
Huff was a senior member of the team where he played wide receiver. He played in eight games this season for the Cowboys and has played in 19 career varsity games.
"The athletic department sends our thoughts and prayers to Taylor's family and friends as they deal with today's events," says John Neese, HSU director of athletics. "Taylor had a positive presence on our campus and one that will be missed."