Former ECU walk-on, 24, loses battle with cancer
USF coach Skip Holtz and many coaches on his staff are only two and a half years removed from their East Carolina days, so Friday's news that former Pirates walk-on Spencer Hampton had lost his battle with cancer at just 24 years old is something that hits home for USF football.
Holtz had been actively involved in efforts to help Hampton's fight, contributing to a fundraiser this spring that raised $54,000. You can read more about Hampton and his impact on his friends and teammates here, and you can listen to Holtz talk about Hampton in this radio interview. Holtz and his staff sent videos as part of the event this spring.