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Texas Football: Rivals release heartfelt statements on passing of Jake Ehlinger

Those around the Longhorns family mourned together after the tragic passing of the former Texas football walk-on linebacker and sophomore Jake Ehlinger on ...

Those around the Longhorns family mourned together after the tragic passing of the former Texas football walk-on linebacker and sophomore Jake Ehlinger on the afternoon of May 6. According to a report from Brian Davis of the Austin American-Statesman on May 6, Ehlinger was found dead near the campus of the University of Texas by Austin police in the early afternoon on Thursday.

The college football landscape rallied around the Ehlinger and Longhorn family in the hours following the news of the tragic passing of Jake. Statements released from current and former Longhorns, competing players, Texas administration, etc. released statements giving their thoughts and prayers to the Ehlinger family in the past 12-18 hours.

From current and former Oklahoma Sooners quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Spencer Rattler, to the Texas A&M Aggies athletic director Ross Bjork, usual Longhorns rivals also sent their thoughts and prayers to the Ehlinger family via statements released on social media on May 6 and 7. This loss was felt around the entire college football landscape and throughout the Big 12.

Statements on the passing of Texas football LB Jake Ehlinger

Prayers up for you and your family man, @sehlinger3. Extremely sorry for your loss. City of Austin is here for y’all.

— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) May 6, 2021

Prayers out to the Ehlinger family & the University of Texas community. Everyone with @12thMan sends our condolences.

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