TOPEKA — The Washburn Ichabod football team mourn the loss of running back Brandon Bourbon.

“We are saddened to hear of Brandon’s passing,” Ichabod head football coach Craig Schurig said. “In one season as an Ichabod he made an immediate impact with the team coming prior to the start of the 2015 season. He was an extremely hard worker and a leader in the locker room and weight room and was voted a team captain prior to his senior season at Washburn. He was a joy to be around and to coach. The Washburn football family sends it thoughts and prayers to Brandon’s family.”

Bourbon played one season for the Ichabods and led the team in rushing with 937 yards on 219 carries with four touchdowns averaging 4.3 yards per rush playing in 11 games. He had a season-high 143 yards on 18 carries at Pittsburg State in a 21-14 win over the Gorillas. He also had 15 catches for 71 yards.

After his season season at Washburn he was named second team all-MIAA after finishing fifth in the league in rushing. At the Ichabod football banquet he was named Washburn’s co-offensive player of the year.

Funeral arrangements are pending.