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Utah running back Ty Jordan, the Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2020, has died.
KUTV reporter Jake Edmonds tweeted that the Denton, Texas police department reports Jordan accidentally shot himself.
The Denton Police Department in Texas tells me Utah running back Ty Jordan accidentally shot himself. #Utes
— Jake Edmonds (@JakeKUTV) December 26, 2020
Speaking to ESPN, Denton Police Department public information officer Allison Beckwith said, “Following a preliminary investigation, we do believe that this was an accidental shooting, where the victim accidentally shot himself,”
Utah president Ruth V. Watkins tweeted:
“On behalf of the entire University of Utah, our love and condolences to Ty Jordan’s family, friends, teammates and coaches. We are devastated by this heartbreaking news. To watch Ty on the field was to be thrilled by his athleticism and talent. Rest In Peace, Ty.”
Rest In Peace, #22. Forever in our hearts.
We love you, Ty. pic.twitter.com/ZaXjWKg4Nc
— Utah Football (@Utah_Football) December 26, 2020
Jordan, out of Mesquite, Texas, rushed 83 times for 597 yards and six touchdowns over five games for the Utes. Members of the Utah Utes football team expressed their emotions over the news early Saturday as word of Jordan’s death started to spread.
shit cut to deep💔 i love fam rest up😓 https://t.co/xEdc6fNzQL
— Alowe2️⃣ (@Ezmoneylowe) December 26, 2020
This cut deep. Love you always brotha. pic.twitter.com/gyHKOP7sOV
— Clark Phillips lll (@ClarkPhillips21) December 26, 2020
Prayers up to my Utah Family. TY was such a young talented player with his best years ahead of him . Loved watching him run and is a Utah great today and forever. Prayers go out to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/p4NwcwjE4R
— Brandon Burton (@BrandonBurton36) December 26, 2020
— Solomon Enis (@SolomonEnis) December 26, 2020
Rest In Peace Ty❤️ God bless his family🙏 https://t.co/24HCgdiEEE
— Drew Lisk (@drewlisker) December 26, 2020
— Devin Brumfield🦏 (@brumfield_devin) December 26, 2020
damn bruh…. rest in love ty 🙏🏽😞 https://t.co/9Rv6CLjkgn
— Nephi Sewell (@jungleboii02) December 26, 2020