The Salt Lake Tribune will continue to update this developing story.
The University of Utah has confirmed that although details are still lacking, Ty Jordan’s freshman who ran back to 19 has passed away.
A media spokesperson for the Denton (Texas) Police Department told The Salt Lake Tribune on Saturday morning that the original call was made at 9:38 PM CST Christmas. The officer responded to the 1100 block of B Avenue in Denton. Upon arrival, they found a victim of the shooting and transported him to Denton Regional Medical Center.
After preliminary investigation, it is believed that the gun was accidentally discharged. The victim was later pronounced dead in the hospital.
Utes coach Kyle Whittingham (Kyle Whittingham) said in a statement: “When we learned that our teammate and brother Ty Jordan had passed away unfortunately, our team is now feeling the destruction and heartache. The feeling is beyond words.” “Ty’s personality and smile are contagious. During the short time he was with us, he had a huge impact on our plans. He left an indelible impression on each of us. The mark, our thoughts and prayers were passed on to his family and friends. From the bottom of our hearts, all of us in the Utah football family want to say that we love you Ty and wish you rest in peace.”
Denton police will not reveal the name of the deceased. The spokesperson told the Tribune that the publication of the name belonged to the Tarrant County Medical Inspector’s office, but it had not been completed as of 12:30 pm Eastern Standard Time.
Jordan’s death was 4.5 months after his mother Tiffany Jordan (Tiffany Jordan) died of bone cancer and lung cancer. Tiffany Jordan’s cancer plight made national headlines in November 2019 when Ty Jordan, a senior at West Mesquite High School, and Xie Gage Smith of Sherman High School prayed for her mother together. Sherman prayed shortly after defeating West Mesquite 56-27.
Jordan exploded on the college football field this fall, rushing for 597 yards and making 6 touchdowns in 83 appearances in five games. In the last three games of Utah’s shortened season, Jordan rushed for 468 yards and completed all six touchdowns.
On Tuesday, Jordan was named the “Pac-12 Second Team of the Year”. This is not only the Pac-12 offensive freshman of the year, but also marks the second consecutive season that Utes has won a major award from the Pac-12. Zack Moss is now a rookie clashing with Buffalo Bills, and he was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2019.
Utah Sports Director Mark Harlan said: “We are very sad and shocked to learn that Ty Jordan passed away early this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who love him so much, including the young people in our football plan. People are the same.” “Our priority is to support his family and the student athletes, coaches and staff in our football program. These people are now suffering deeply. At this extremely difficult time, coach Whittingham and I are Work closely to provide support and resources for our Utah football family.”