Georgia Tech has announced that 21-year-old defensive tackle and rising senior Brandon Adams has died.
No cause of death was given.
Adams had been on the Georgia Tech football team for three seasons, and was coming off of a career year.
Our hearts are broken by the sudden passing of Brandon Adams. He was a tremendous teammate and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time. https://t.co/bNXgnwwu03 pic.twitter.com/LaZlicpnEg
— Georgia Tech Sports (@GTAthletics) March 24, 2019
In 2018, he played 13 game and had 24 tackles, five for a loss, and two forced fumbles.
All were career highs.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution devoted a whole article to Adams on Saturday, the day before his death was announced, naming him as a player to watch on the 2019 team.
Adams is already being mourned, with reporters, scouts, and fans posting messages to Twitter about his kind personality and gentle demeanour.
Susan and I were crushed when we learned about Brandon Adams this morning. He was without a doubt one of the finest people that I’ve had the opportunity to know. He was a talented young man and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and teammates.
— Paul Johnson (@CoachPCJ) March 24, 2019
In one of the hardest reports we've had to write up… Tech defensive lineman Brandon Adams has passed away at the young age of 21. The loss of Adams goes way beyond his impact on the field as he was by all reports a tremendous teammate and person. https://t.co/hqp4cFwDCo
— Yellow Jacked Up (@YellowJackedUp) March 24, 2019
Wow. Only 24 hours, GT announces his death. RIP🙏 Brandon Adams https://t.co/WbCWH9J4bu
— Jack Hunter (@jackhunter2020) March 24, 2019
Wow 😞 REST IN PEACE Big Brandon ❤️.. please keep his family and friends in your thoughts & prayers. I know God makes no mistakes and I will never question the Lord. He got a angel wit this one! Please cherish your friends and family. Count your blessings each & every day 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/sw1OMMQU2l
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) March 24, 2019
Always smiling and always lifting up those around him. Love you Big B! Until next time. pic.twitter.com/jwbaX2cKfd
— Michael Minihan (@Michael_Minihan) March 24, 2019
By Liz Roscher