Cal Football Player Ted Agu Dies After Collapsing During Conditioning Run


Screen Shot 2014-02-07 at 2.30.06 PMA University of California football player died after a team conditioning run Friday morning.

Ted Agu, 21, passed out during the run and died at a local hospital, according to a San Jose Mercury News source.

Agu was a 6-foot-1, 240-pound backup defensive end. He played in seven games in 2013, recording six tackles.

Read Cal’s statement on Agu’s passing below.

“At this time, we are deeply saddened to inform you that Ted Agu, one of our student-athletes and a member of our football team, passed away tragically this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with Ted’s family and friends, our players and coaches, and our university family. Our student-athletes are our priority, and we are providing counseling services for our players. Please bear with us as we work to inform personally those closest to Ted. We will provide more information as it becomes available.”

“This is a very difficult time for our football family,” head coach Sonny Dykes said. “Ted was a remarkable young man and a member of this family who was highly respected and loved by his teammates and coaching staff. He had an incredible passion for life and will be deeply missed.”

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