University of Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger was found dead on Thursday, according to multiple reports. This news comes a week after his brother, former Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger, was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round.
“Police said they received a call at 12:18 p.m. and found Jake Ehlinger in the 1200 block of West 22nd Street. Authorities did not specify how they found him but did say his death is not considered suspicious.
No cause of death or other details were released.”
Jake Ehlinger arrived at Austin in 2019, but has not appeared for the team in his two seasons with the team.
Fans and teammates took to social media to share their condolences for the Ehlinger family.
Man Ehlinger family is in my prayers.
— Malik Jefferson (@malikjefferson) May 6, 2021
Prayers to the Ehlinger family. There are so many things to say, but at the end of the day it's just prayers right now.
— Burnt Orange Nation (@BON_SBNation) May 6, 2021
Sam Ehlinger already lost his dad. Now his younger brother. Can't even imagine the pain that family is dealing with right now, just a few days after they were all celebrating Sam getting drafted by the Colts. https://t.co/RmP1J9bbyj
— Nick Moyle (@NRMoyle) May 6, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to the Ehlinger family. https://t.co/UEtps8kZA4
— Cale Gundy (@OU_CoachGundy) May 6, 2021
Send all your prayers and positive vibes to the Ehlinger family. Just brutal. https://t.co/3uwjjek1mN
— Gabe Ikard (@GabeIkard) May 6, 2021
New: Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger, the younger brother of former Texas QB Sam Ehlinger, has been found dead off campus, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Police said his death was not considered suspicious.
— Stephen Wagner (@stephenwag22) May 6, 2021
Thoughts and prayers to the Ehlinger family. What a terrible, terrible, story.
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