The NFL has suffered a huge loss following announcement that former quarterback of the New York Giants, Jared Lorenzen has died aged 38.
The respected quarterback was well loved in the community and in the teams he played for and was, according to the family, hospitalized for an infection, kidney and heart issues but didn’t pull through it as was expected.
In a statement from the family, the family spokesperson said: “It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jared Lorenzen, would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for all of your support and prayers over the past 6 days.”
Kentucky Sports Radio that he worked with later too expressed their sadness at the loss and asked that the family be kept in prayers. According to the statement: “We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jared today, July 3, 2019. Again, we appreciate all of the warm wishes and prayers, but as a family, we would request your respect and privacy. We will offer arrangement and information in the coming days. Please keep Jared’s family and especially his children, in your thoughts and prayers.”
Jared Lorenzen‘s record in the UK is unrivalled till date. He holds the UK record for career total offense (10,637 yards), career passing yards (10,354), career pass attempts (1,514), career completions (862), single-season passing attempts (559) and single-game passing yards (528). He is also the second in program history in career passing touchdowns (78) and 300-yard passing games (15).
His high school and community have issued statements too on this loss and it is obvious that he is a man who made much impact and touched a lot of lives before his death. May he rest in peace.