By: KDKA-TV News Staff
CALIFORNIA, Pa. (KDKA) — California University of Pennsylvania defensive lineman Jamain Stephens has died, the school announced Tuesday.
Stephens, the son of former Steelers offensive lineman Jamain Stephens, played in 32 games at Cal U from 2017-19.
“Jamain was such a wonderful student with a smile on his face every time you saw him,” said Athletic Director Dr. Karen Hjerpe in a release. “His personality was contagious and he made such a positive impact on everyone he met.”
GEN: Cal U mourns the loss of senior football player Jamain Stephens https://t.co/yrL45ndo9k
— Cal U Athletics (@calvulcans) September 8, 2020
The young man was entering his senior season as a defensive lineman at Cal U. He was also a graduate of Central Catholic High School. Our news partner at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says Stephens died weeks before his 21st birthday.
“It is with deep sorrow that Central Catholic informs you of the death on Sept. 8, 2020, of Jamain “Juice” Stephens, ’17,” the high school posted on Twitter.
The high school had said that he died of coronavirus complications, but later said they heard that information from his close friends and they do not have an official confirmation on his cause of death.