Jaden Hullaby, a former football player who competed in Texas and New Mexico, has died, both schools said Monday after his family reported him missing. Hullaby was 21 years old.
Hullaby’s cause of death was not released. A relative posted on social media Sunday that Hullaby had been missing since Friday and that the family could not «trace any of his devices,» according to ESPN. He was last seen in the Dallas area before his death was announced.
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«It is such devastating and tragic news to hear of Jaden’s passing,» Longhorns football coach Steve Sarkisian said in a statement. «He was a great person and someone we all enjoyed being with, training with and spending time with. All our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates, and we want to send our deepest condolences at such a difficult time.»
New Mexico added: «The Lobo family is saddened to learn of the passing of former RB/TE Jaden Hullaby. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jaden’s family and everyone who knew him.»
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Hullaby’s brother, Lando, posted a heartbreaking tweet about Jaden.
«Always living through you big brudda. I love you so much and have you and family forever. I swear rest easy King,» he wrote.
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Jaden Hullaby was a linebacker and tight end in college. He appeared in one game for Texas in 2020 but did not play in 2021. He would switch to tight end with the Lobos and had two receptions for 44 yards in eight games. He entered the transfer portal after the season.