University of Utah officials say star freshman functioning back Ty Jordan has died

DALLAS — Ty Jordan, a star freshman functioning back for the University of Utah who grew up in the Dallas place, has died, university officers announced Saturday.

Authorities in Texas and Utah have not unveiled facts about the instances of the Jordan’s demise. A working day earlier, the 19 calendar year outdated was named Pac-12’s newcomer of the year.

“Words are not able to categorical the devastation and heartache that our workforce is emotion suitable now on discovering of the tragic demise of our teammate and brother, Ty Jordan,” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement.

Jordan, a speedy 5-foot-7, 200-pound participant, emerged from a crowded Utah backfield to turn out to be the focal place of the team’s offense. He completed the year with 597 yards dashing, 11 catches for 126 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Jordan came up as a tailback enjoying in Mesquite, a Dallas suburb, and was a really touted recruit. He made a seamless changeover to the university recreation, which include 3 straight 100-yard speeding performances to near out the time.

Utah was just one of almost two dozen significant faculty soccer groups to decrease an opportunity to enjoy a postseason bowl match, alternatively making it possible for players who had been in stringent COVID-19 protocols for months commence their off-seasons.