Utah Football Star Ty Jordan Dead In Apparent Accidental Shooting

Written by on December 26, 2020

Jordan — a working again for the Utes who was named the Pac-12 offensive freshman of the yr — was shot as soon as in what police referred to as an unintentional discharge, ESPN reported. 

Police in Denton, Texas, responded to a taking pictures name at 10:38 p.m. Friday and located Jordan, 19, ESPN reported. He was taken to a hospital, the place he was later pronounced lifeless.

“Ty’s persona and smile have been infectious, and he made a big impact on our program within the quick time he was with us,” Utes coach Kyle Whittingham stated in a press release. “He leaves an indelible mark on every of us, and our ideas and prayers exit to his household and pals. From the underside of our hearts, all of us within the Utah soccer household wish to say, we love you, Ty, and will you relaxation in peace.”

Jordan’s demise comes days after the Pac-12 named him offensive freshman of the yr for working 597 yards with six touchdowns on 83 carries in 5 video games whereas taking part in for the Utes.

Utah Athletic Director Mark Harlan stated the group was in mourning.

“We’re deeply saddened and shocked to study of Ty Jordan’s passing early this morning, and our ideas and prayers are with those that beloved him dearly, together with the younger males in our soccer program,” Harlan stated in a press release. “Our precedence is on supporting his household and the coed athletes, coaches and workers in our soccer program who’re so deeply hurting proper now. Coach Whittingham and I are working intently to offer help and sources for our Utah soccer household on this extraordinarily troublesome time.”

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell expressed his condolences on Twitter and stated Jordan had “a tremendous season as a freshman!”

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