American sport was shaken by the tragic death of college star Ty Jordan, who died in a devastating accident at age 19.
Texas-born Jordan was killed in what was known as an « accidental shooting » after his gun was reportedly unexpectedly fired.
« After preliminary investigation, we believe this was an accidental shootout in which the victim accidentally shot himself, » a Denton Police Department spokesman told ESPN.
Jordan was named Pac-12 Offensive Newcomer of the Year just this week and was also a selection from all the second-team conferences.
The school in Utah, running back, confirmed the terrible news of the teen’s death in a statement from team coach Kyle Whittingham.
« Words cannot express the devastation and grief our team is experiencing as they learn of the tragic death of our teammate and brother Ty Jordan, » said Utah manager Whittingham.
« Ty’s personality and smile were infectious, and he made a huge impact on our program in the short amount of time he was with us.
« He makes an indelible mark on each of us, and our thoughts and prayers go to his family and friends.
« From the bottom of our hearts, we all want to say in the Utah football family that we love you, Ty, and may you rest in peace. ”
Some favorite Ty moments and memories. Our hearts are broken and he will be missed by everyone. picture. Twitter. com / Fki5bgfRmT
As a die-hard Y fan, but above all human, & child of God, my heart is broken. I was looking forward to seeing him in Provo next year. RIP Ty, my prayers to his family, you and the rest of the coaching staff and the players who were around him. We are all utes today.
What terrible news. Ute Nation will stand up great to support and mourn friends and family.
Our thoughts are with you all, Coach. Absolutely disappointed for the family, friends, co-workers and players.
Extreme respect for your coach and the UT soccer family – sorry for your loss.
That was such devastating news! 💔 My heart goes out to you, all members of the football program and Ty Jordan’s friends and family! ❤️ #lltj
Police said they responded to a call from a victim shortly after 9:30 p.m. local time on Friday.
Jordan played in all five Utah games in 2020 and had 83 transfers for 597 yards and six touchdowns.
Only Rachaad White of Arizona, who had 42 transfers for 420 yards, averaged more yards per transfer among Pac-12 players.
Jordan became the first Utah freshman to hit 100 yards in three consecutive games in 25 years.
He made 7 transfers for 167 yards in the Utes win over Oregon State, 17 transfers for 147 yards against Colorado, and finished the season 154 yards on 22 transfers against Washington State.
The 19-year-old scored all six of his quick touchdowns in those three games, and it was no coincidence that those games came about when Utah ended the season with a three-game winning streak.
Jordan was a three-star recruit in the 2020 class, according to Rivals. It was named No.. Classified. 12 all-purpose back in the country and the No.. 74 players in the state of Texas.
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