Ty Jordan – Cause of death: Suicide/Self-Inflicted Wound
As the 247Sports True Freshman All-American and 2020 Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year, Ty Jordan was a star running back for the University of Utah. He shot and killed himself on Christmas Day 2020 at the age of 19. Per the Associated Press, Jordan accidentally shot himself in the hip. It is unknown why he shot himself or the circumstances around the shooting.
Per Jeff Neill, Jordan’s high school head coach, “His smile was infectious and his spirit shined bright on everyone that knew him,” according to the Dallas Morning News. Ute Head Coach Kyle Whittingham tweeted, “We knew he would be great before he even set foot on our campus. He was a light, always with a smile on his face. One of the hardest working and most humble guys we’ve seen come through this program. We love you, Ty.”