(Photo by Rick Bowmer | AP File) This December 19, 2020, File Photo, Utah running back Ty Jordan (22) is running for a score as he is in the second half of an NCAA college -Football game in Salt Lake City withdrew from a tackle by linebacker Jahad Woods (13) from Washington State. Jordan was named PAC-12 Newcomer of the Year Jordan died this week in Texas

The University of Utah has confirmed that the freshman running back Ty Jordan has died, although details are still scarce

A media spokesman for the Denton, Texas Police Department told The Salt Lake Tribune Saturday morning that the original call came on Christmas night at May 213 p.m. CST officials replied on the 1100 block of Avenue B in Denton Upon arrival, they found a single gunshot victim who was being rushed to hospital

After a preliminary investigation, it is believed that the gun was accidentally unloaded The victim was later pronounced dead in hospital

“Words cannot express the devastation and grief our team is experiencing when they learn of the tragic death of our teammate and brother Ty Jordan”Ute’s head coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement Ty’s personality and smile were infectious and he’s made a huge impact on our program in the short amount of time he’s been with us. He makes an indelible mark on each of us and our thoughts as well Prayers To His Family and Friends From the bottom of our hearts, we all in the Utah Football Family want to say that we love you, Ty, and that you want to rest in peaceâ ????

Denton Police Would Not Publish the Deceased’s Name The same spokesperson told The Tribune that the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office was responsible for publishing the name, but they did not do so by 10:10 a.m. MST

Jordan, a 2019 graduate of West Mesquite High School, blew up on the college football scene this fall, racing five games for 597 yards and six touchdowns to 83 transfers in Utah’s last three games shortened Season rushed Jordan for 468 yards and all six touchdowns

On Tuesday, Jordan was named the second All-Pac-12 team in addition to Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year This was the second straight season that the Utes received a major annual award from the Pac-12 Zack Moss, now a rookie running back with the Buffalo Bills, was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2019

“We are deeply saddened and shocked to learn of Ty Jordan’s death this morning Our thoughts and prayers go with those who loved him dearly, including the young men on our soccer program”a ???? Utah Sports Director Mark Harlan said our priority is to support his family and the student athletes, coaches and staff in our football program who are badly injured right now. Coach Whittingham and I work closely together to bring about our Utah football.” -Supporting the family in these extremely difficult times and providing resources –

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