Published: Nov 25, 2013 6:30 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) - A former Florida International University student has been sentenced to 20 ½ years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a school football player.
A Miami-Dade County judge sentenced 25-year-old Quentin Wyche on Monday. He was convicted in September of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon. He had faced a possible life sentence.
Wyche admitted to stabbing tailback Kendall Berry in the heart outside the campus recreation center in March 2010. But the defense argued Berry and several teammates had attacked Wyche, who was acting in self-defense.
One witness for the prosecution, however, said that Wyche actually ran away from the fight, retrieved a pair of scissors from his backpack and then returned to attack Berry.
The Miami Herald ( reports the fight followed a confrontation earlier in the day between Wyche and Berry's girlfriend.
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