Arkansas Tight End Garrett Uekman, 19, Found Dead in His Dorm Room


A day after the Arkansas Razorbacks picked up a 44-17 victory over Mississippi State, 19-year-old tight end Garrett Uekman was found dead in his dorm room.

The University of Arkansas released a statement Sunday night.

"Garret Uekman, a University of Arkansas student and a member of the Razorback football team, has passed away today at the age of 19. Uekman, from Little Rock, was pronounced dead this afternoon at Washington Regional Medical Center."

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, according to He reportedly was last seen playing video games by a roommate approximately an hour earlier.

When emergency personnel arrived, Uekman was in cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead at 12:10 p.m.

The Razorbacks will head to No. 1 ranked LSU on Friday.

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