Sunday, November 20, 2011

Arkansas Freshman Garrett Uekman dies of unknown circumstances.....

+Joshua Hastings

My heart goes out to Garrett Uekman's parents, family, friends, teammates and coaches. To die at 19 is a tragic loss and my thoughts and prayers are with everyone mourning. I can only imagine how hard this must be for his family. Shocking to say the least, they have the communities, coaches and many many fans support from all of the well wishes ppl continue giving at the end of the article if you go check it out. I pasted just a small sampling of the hundreds that continue to pour in, one every minute or two....

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Arkansas TE Garrett Uekman dies

Associated Press
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas' football team was in mourning Sunday following the death of backup tight end Garrett Uekman.

The university said Uekman was pronounced dead at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville on Sunday afternoon.

The cause of death wasn't immediately known, but the university said Uekman was found unconscious and unresponsive in his dorm room on campus at approximately 11:15 a.m. Sunday. He was last seen playing video games by a roommate approximately ...

and i think that, no matter what team we root for, from teams in the sec all the way too the big 10 and everywhere in between, im sure that we can all put college football aside, and remember just how precious life is and that we should never take it for granted. once again, RIP Garrett Uekman. wps
Don't take anything for granted. Praying for all those involved. I hope everybody can take something from this, and walk away being a better person. Such a tragedy.
God Bless this family and prayers go out to them and his friends in this unexpected loss of their son and friend.

Woo. Pig. Sooie. Woo. Pig. Sooie. Razorbacks.

Any indication of what caused it?
Given that he was normal then found dead randomly I would guess Enlarged heart. But thats only a random guess, I am a paramedic and I have seen far too many athletes die of it. Its a horrible condition that usually goes under the radar.
Just had a whole unit on deaths like these occurring in young athletes. Hopefully we continue to learn more to recognize it earlier so these deaths can be avoided.