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Texas football player Jake Ehlinger, 20, discovered dead

Touchdown Wire logo Touchdown Wire 5/6/2021 Barry Werner
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Tragedy has struck the Ehlinger family, again. Jake Ehlinger, brother of Indianapolis Colts sixth-round pick and former Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, was found dead in Austin on Thursday.

Jake Ehlinger played two seasons as a linebacker for the Longhorns football team.

The Austin Police Department received a call at 12:18 p.m. local time and responded to the 1200 block of West 22nd Street, near the Texas campus, and identified the individual as Jake Ehlinger.

No cause of death was released.

In 2019, Sam talked to reporters after their first game together at UT when they ran out of the tunnel together before playing Louisiana Tech.

“Unreal,” Sam said. “We’ve been dreaming about that our whole lives.”

Video: NFL Draft: Texas’ Sam Ehlinger mentioned among Joel Klatt’s top quarterbacks (SMG)

The Ehlinger family suffered the loss of their father, Ross, who died in 2013 during a triathlon in San Francisco from a heart attack at age 46.

The Colts were putting Sam Ehlinger on a plane to return to his family once receiving the news.


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