Ty Jordan Biography – Ty Jordan Wiki
Ty Jordan was an American college football player who was a running back for the Utah Utes in the Pac-12 Conference. He was the Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year after running for 597 yards with six touchdowns on 83 carries in five games for the Utes. He was the first freshman to have three-straight 100-yard rushing games since 1995. He attended West Mesquite High.
Ty’s mother, Tiffany Jordan, was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in December 2018. In November 2019, a photo of Jordan and an opposing player from Sherman High School went viral. After Sherman High’s 56-27 victory over West Mesquite High, Sherman’s Gage Smith asked Jordan if they could kneel and pray together. Smith had learned that Jordan’s mother, Tiffany, was battling stage 4 lung and bone cancer.
Jordan’s aunt posted photos of the moment to Facebook. Ty Jordan’s mother, Tiffany Jordan, told Today at the time: “It made me cry. [Smith] didn’t have to do that. The fact that he took the time to pray with Ty for me, that took my breath away.”
Tiffany Jordan died in August 2020, according to a tweet by Ty Jordan. She was 43 years old. Ty tweeted: “Dear mom, I love you so much, you’ve shown me over the past couple years how much a warrior you are. Watch over me and guide me momma 💔💔 Rest in Paradise A true Soldier!”
Ty Jordan Age
He was born in 2001, in Mesquite, Texas. He died on December 26, 2020. He was 19 years old.
Ty Jordan Death
He died on December 26, 2020, at age 19, the University of Utah football team announced. The Denton Police Department told ESPN that its officers responded to a shooting call at 10:38 p.m. ET Friday. Officers discovered a gunshot victim who had been shot one time. After life-saving measures were applied, the victim was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Utah President Ruth V. Watkins said in a tweeted statement: “On behalf of the entire University of Utah, our love and condolences to Ty Jordan’s family, friends, teammates and coaches. We are devastated by this heartbreaking news. To watch Ty on the field was to be thrilled by his athleticism and talent. Rest In Peace, Ty.”
Utes coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement: “Ty’s personality and smile were infectious and he made a huge impact on our program in the short time he was with us. He leaves an indelible mark on each of us and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. From the bottom of our hearts, all of us in the Utah Football Family want to say we love you Ty and may you rest in peace.”
Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement: “We share in the shock and sadness felt by our Utah community today upon learning of the passing of one of our family members, Ty Jordan. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences are with his loved ones. The entire Pac-12 and college football family mourns this tremendous loss.”
Utah AD Mark Harlan said in a statement: “We are deeply saddened and shocked to learn of Ty Jordan’s passing early this morning and our thoughts and prayers are with those who loved him dearly, including the young men in our football program. ur priority is on supporting his family and the student-athletes, coaches and staff in our football program who are so deeply hurting right now. Coach Whittingham and I are working closely to provide support and resources for our Utah Football family in this extremely difficult time.”
Ty Jordan Cause of Death – Ty Jordan Suicide
Ty Jordan accidentally shot himself. “Following a preliminary investigation, we do believe that this was an accidental shooting, where the victim accidentally shot himself,” Denton Police Department public information officer Allison Beckwith told ESPN.
Ty Jordan Height
Ty Jordan was 5 feet 7 inches.
Ty Jordan Instagram
Ty Jordan’s Instagram page (@_ylfotyt) is set to private. His Instagram bio reads, “Neighborhood Hero 🦹🏾♂️. University of Utah RB #22.”