Utah running back Ty Jordan, the 2020 Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year, died Saturday morning in an accidental shooting in Texas, ABC4 News of Salt Lake City reported.
Family and sources close to the player shared the news on social media and with ABC4, but there was no immediate official confirmation.
Rest In Peace, #22. Forever in our hearts.
According to Denton Police Department, they responded to a report of a gunshot victim in the 100 block of Avenue B.
The individual was pronounced dead and preliminary investigation indicates the victim accidentally shot himself.
Jordan, a three-star recruit from Mesquite, Texas, finished the season with 597 rushing yards on just 83 carries in five games for the Utes (3-2). He averaged 7.2 yards per carry and 119.4 per game.