Jake Ehlinger Biography – Jake Ehlinger Wiki
Jake Ehlinger (born Jacob Ehlinger McAdams) was a linebacker for the University of Texas Longhorns football team and the younger brother of former Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger. He was a second-year linebacker who joined the program in 2019, according to the University of Texas at Austin Athletics’ website. He did not play the last two seasons. He was also a two-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
He played for Westlake High School and helped the team head to back-to-back 6A State semifinal appearances. He led the powerhouse prep program with 97 tackles as a high school senior. He received interest from college programs such as Brown, Incarnate Word and Penn before opting to join the Longhorns as a walk-on.
Sam Ehlinger Brother
Former Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger’s brother, Jake Ehlinger, was a linebacker for the University of Texas Longhorns football team. Sam was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the NFL draft on May 1, 2021. Sam threw for 94 touchdowns and more than 11,000 yards during four seasons as Texas’ starting quarterback and also ran for 1,903 yards and 33 more touchdowns.
In a video posted to the Longhorns’ Twitter account on May 1, Jake can be seen in orange celebrating the moment his brother got the call from the Colts along with his mother, sister Morgen Ehlinger and a number of friends.
Jake Ehlinger Age
He was found dead on May 6, 2021. He was 20 years old.
Jake Ehlinger Family
He is the younger brother of ex-Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts on May 1, 2021. Their father, Ross Ehlinger, died in 2013 of an apparent heart attack while taking part in the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon in San Francisco. He was 46 years old. Jake is survived by his mother Jena Ehlinger, brother Sam Ehlinger and sister Morgen Ehlinger.
Jake Ehlinger Death
Sam Ehlinger’s brother, Jake Ehlinger, was found dead on Thursday, May 6, 2021, about a mile west from the UT-Austin campus, Austin Police confirmed. The Austin Police Department said it received a call Thursday at 12:18 p.m. reporting a death on the 1200 block of West 22nd Street. It said the circumstances of the death were not suspicious and identified the person as Jacob McAdams Ehlinger.
Following the news of his death, the University of Texas football team tweeted: “Our hearts are broken. We love you Jake. You’ll be dearly missed, but never forgotten.” John Bianco, University of Texas Sr. Associate AD/Media Relations, wrote on Twitter: “Words cannot describe the immense sadness we are all feeling right now. This is just devastating, heartbreaking news. Jake was such a tremendous person and so beloved. Sam, Jena, Morgen and the entire Ehlinger family are in my thoughts and prayers.”
Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted: “We grieve and weep with the Ehlinger family. Prayers, love and support.”
Jake Ehlinger Cause of Death
Jake Ehlinger’s cause of death or other details were not released. The Austin Police Department said his death is not considered suspicious.
He was 5 feet 11 inches (180.34 cm) tall.
Jake Ehlinger Instagram
His Instagram handle is @jakeehlinger.
Jake Ehlinger Suicide – Jake Ehlinger Drug Overdose
Did Jake Ehlinger commit suicide? The Austin Police Department said the circumstances of his death were not suspicious. It is unclear if drugs were involved.