November 21, 2011 in Sports

Arkansas tight end found dead in dorm room


Arkansas’ football team was in mourning Sunday following the death of backup tight end Garrett Uekman. The university said Uekman was pronounced dead at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark., on Sunday afternoon. The cause of death wasn’t immediately known, but the university said Uekman was found unconscious and unresponsive in his dorm room on campus at approximately 11:15 a.m. Sunday. “Garrett Uekman was a special member of our family, and we are all saddened by his passing,” Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino said in a statement. “His loss is a terrible shock, and it makes you realize how precious life is.” University police Lt. Mat Mills said there were no suspicious circumstances about Uekman’s death, and an autopsy will be conduced. – AP

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