Utah runs back Ty Jordan, a former star in West Mesquite and the offensive newcomer to the Pac-12 of the year, has died, the Utah soccer team announced on Twitter on Saturday

Utah has played just five games on a shortened schedule this year, but Jordan made the most of it, completing 597 yards and six touchdowns with 83 transfers.Jordan became the first player in school history to win the award he became also honored for all second team conferences

All my boys need prayer now We lost our brother, friend and teammate Lord put your hands around his family and friends around the world We will miss that smile, Ty Lay on Moma’s shoulders for the ages Forever # buzzgang ❤️😢🙏👑 @_ylfotyt picTwittercom / RygPnQeNi0

Jeff Neill, Jordan’s head coach at West Mesquite, told The News in a text message: “We are all so sad about the news this morning. His smile was infectious and his spirit shone on everyone who knew him. We all loved Ty ”

Utah soccer coach Kyle Whittingham released this statement on Jordan’s death: “Words cannot express the devastation and grief our team is currently feeling upon learning of the tragic death of our teammate and brother Ty Jordan. Ty’s personality and smile were infectious and he has made a huge impact on our program in the short time he has been with us. He makes an indelible mark on each of us, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. From the bottom of our hearts we want all of us in Utah Football Family say we love you Ty and that you want to rest in peace ”

Jordan played on the field and on track in West Mesquite.He had 13 games rushing at least 100 yards and retired at 2589 rushing yards and a total of 35 touchdowns. He was named Co-District 7-5A Offensive Player of the Year as a senior

Jordan was also a high profile recruit The three-star recruit was the No. 8 all-purpose running back prospect in the country, according to 247Sports, and he was the No. 20 overall player on the SportsDayHSTop 100. He originally got involved in Texas, decided but eventually decided to drive west to Utah

Jordan made headlines off the field as well During his senior season, a photo of him and Sherman’s defender Gage Smith caught national attention Smith, a teammate of Jordan on True Buzz’s 7on7 team, prayed with Jordan after West Mesquite Sherman was 56: 27 had defeated

“It was just for me and him to have a moment and pray for his family and his mother,” Smith told NBC TODAY. “I just wanted to let him know that other people were interested in him and his Think family and let him know that he has someone to turn to ”

The photos – and the support that followed – eventually returned to Jordan’s mother

“I was speechless,” Tiffany Jordan told NBC TODAY “It made me cry (Smith) didn’t have to do this The fact that he took the time to pray with Ty for me took my breath away robbed ”

Last season seemed like the beginning of a promising college football career for Jordan. Before him, only one other player had won an annual conference award in Utah.The Buffalo Bills knocked off Zack Moss, who was the conference offensive player last year of the year was appointed

# Pac12FB Offensive Freshman of the Year, presented by @Nextiva: Ty JordanVollversion ➡️ https: // tco / IEZpnXBMzA @ Utah_Football | #GoUtes BildTwittercom / NRV8lEUICT

There have been numerous condolences on social media, including one from Donovan Mitchell, the all-star of Utah jazz

Man this is so wild !!! I didn’t know him, but I knew he had a great season as a newbie !! And it was going to be an amazing talent Rest In Peace Ty Jordan Man! That’s crazy!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 https: // tco / t5T9wopaOb

Joseph Hoyt, Joseph employee has been reporting on high school sports for the Dallas Morning News since November 2018. After graduating from the University of Oregon in 2016, Joseph interned with The News before working for The Ames Tribune and KOIN-TV worked in Portland

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