Georgia Tech announces death of DT Brandon Adams

Published: Mar. 24, 2019 at 3:33 PM EDT
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Sunday, March 24, 2019

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia Tech defensive lineman Brandon Adams has died at the age of 21.

The school on Sunday announced Adams' death. No cause was given. Adams had been going through offseason workouts and was preparing for the start of spring practice when he died on campus Saturday.

In a statement, Todd Stansbury, Georgia Tech Director of Athletics said: “On behalf of the entire Georgia Tech athletics family, I offer my deepest condolences to Brandon’s family and friends, including his past and present coaches, and his brothers in the Georgia Tech football family. As we mourn the loss of such an incredible young life, we are also here to support Brandon’s family and friends, his past and present coaches and his brothers within the Georgia Tech football family in any way that we can. Please join us in keeping Brandon and everyone who loved him in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

He made his first three career starts last season and was heading into his senior year.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was assisting in the investigation. Its medical examiner's office said an autopsy would be conducted Monday.

The 6-foot-2, 325-pound Adams played in 33 games over three seasons with the Yellow Jackets. He was coming off his best season in 2018, when he recorded 24 tackles, five tackles for losses and two forced fumbles in 13 games.

“Our entire Georgia Tech football family is heartbroken by the news of Brandon’s passing,” said Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech football head coach, in a statement released by the school. “In the short time that I have had the privilege and honor of knowing Brandon, I admired and respected him, first and foremost as a terrific human being, but also as an outstanding teammate and leader. Jennifer and I offer our thoughts, prayers and unconditional support to his parents, Lisa and Reginald, his sister, Rian, and all of his family and friends, especially his brothers in our football program.”

Memorial information is not available at this time, according to a statement from Georgia Tech.


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