Former TCU and NFL first-round star Jeff Gladney has died at the age of 25


Former TCU linebacker Jeff Gladney died in a car accident early Monday morning.

Former TCU linebacker Jeff Gladney died in a car accident early Monday morning.

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One of the former TCU superstars who became a first-round NFL player has passed away.

Jeff Gladney His agent, Brian Overstreet, confirmed that he was killed in a car accident early Monday morning. My executioner was twenty-five years old.

“We ask for prayers for family and privacy at this most difficult time,” Over Street said.

Several of my torturer’s former college classmates offered their condolences on social media on Monday.

Galen Rigor wrote on Twitter: “I lost my brother, my best friend, my right hand…no more than I can handle.” “RIP Jeff Gladney, my brother is watching me please.”

TCU Athletic Director Jeremiah Donati released a statement saying, “The TCU Athletics family, and especially our football program, were deeply shocked to learn of Jeff Gladney’s death. After receiving his degree and continuing his NFL career, Jeff has maintained close relationships With TCU.He loved everything about his university.He has been a frequent visitor to the campus and has been in Spring Practices and Spring Game this year,proudly joined by his young son.

“Our entire community will miss him. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with Jeff’s family, friends, and teammates on the TCU team.”

Gladney appears to be getting his NFL career back on track after missing the 2021 season. The Minnesota Vikings cut him short after being charged with felony assault.

My executioner was found not guilty in the charge in March and signed with the Arizona Cardinals soon after.

“We are shocked to learn of Jeff Gladney’s passing,” the Cardinals said in a statement. “Our thoughts are with his family, friends and everyone who mourns this terrible loss.”

My executioner joined the University of California As a three-star prospect he dropped out of New Boston in 2015. It has evolved into a close-up for Frogs. He finished his college career with 43 defensive passes, five interceptions, and six tackles for a loss.

The Vikings chose Gladney in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He played in all 16 Vikings matches in 2020, including 15. He had 81 tackles, including seven for a loss, with three defensive passes and one mandatory tripping.

This story was originally published May 30, 2022, 1:09 pm.

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