Early this afternoon, we learned that one of the young Razorback players passed away. Garrett Uekman was a 19 year old Sophomore and was a tight end.
The team returned to Fayetteville late Saturday night from Little Rock after beating Mississippi State 44-17. Garrett played his position and showed no signs of distress. He was seen around 10:15 this morning by his roommate playing video games. Another roommate found him unconscious about an hour later. Emergency services were called and quickly responded. He was in cardiac arrest and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead early this afternoon. Cause of death has not yet been determined, but I was told by a student at the UofA that he had a heart condition.
Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and teammates. May he rest in peace!
We are very proud and sad of our Razorbacks all at the same time. Due to the losses in yesterday's college football games, today Arkansas is ranked #3 in the Nation! I do NOT remember the Razorbacks ever being ranked this high -- it's been many years coming and all I can say is, IT'S ABOUT TIME!! However, we are sad by the loss of this talented young man, who we understand loved his teammates -- he will be missed!
God bless Garrett's family and bring them peace that passes all understanding!
How sad, and how hard for his family. You are so right when you said God bless Garrett's family and bring them peace that passes ALL understanding...ReplyDelete
This is definitely a bittersweet situation for the team. It's just one more reminder to treat each day as if it might be your last day. May Garrett's family feel God's comfort in the days to come.ReplyDelete
Very sad indeed. Such a terrible loss for his family.ReplyDelete
I read that on Yahoo news. So very sad. The team has worked so hard to get to where they are and it is too bad their joy is marked by this tragedy.ReplyDelete
Our Oregon Ducks sure blew it Saturday so are out of the title race. It just might come down to AK Vs. LSU. I'll be rooting for the Razorbacks.
I read about the loss of the young Arkansas football player. It just reminds us all once again that winning or losing a football game isn't everything.ReplyDelete
Garrett's death has affected the entire Razorback Nation. The University of Arkansas has provided grief counseling to the team and all students. My name is on the Senior Walk at the University of Arkansas along with my husbands. We live in Fayetteville and the whole town is grieving. Makes you understand that football is just a game and that every day should be lived to the fullest with love and compassion. Our prayers are with Garret's family. The Hogs have excelled this year and will play LSU Friday and I have a feeling that Garrett will watching over the team from Heaven.ReplyDelete
I was saddened by the loss of another fine young man. My condolences to the family and the entire Razorback Nation. As Lauren said, live each day to the fullest with love and compassion because life is fleeting.ReplyDelete