Sunday, November 20, 2011
Tragedy Strikes Arkansas Razorback Team
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!