Texas Longhorns LB and Younger Brother of Sam Ehlinger Found Dead Near Campus

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SJ - May 7, 2021

Jake Ehlinger, Texas Longhorns linebacker and brother of the recently drafted quarterback Sam Ehlinger, was found dead near campus.  The Austin Police Department received a call just after noon on Thursday.

There aren't a lot of details surrounding Ehlinger's death, but the police have stated the "circumstances of the death were not suspicious."

From KXAN:

University of Texas student and Longhorns linebacker Jake Ehlinger, 20, was found dead off campus, according to his friends who spoke to KXAN.

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.

Jake Ehlinger is the younger brother of former Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who was recently drafted by the Indianapolis Colts. In a video posted to the Longhorns’ Twitter account May 1, Jake Ehlinger can be seen in orange celebrating the moment his brother got the call from the Colts. A reporter for the Athletic reports Sam Ehlinger has left the Colts’ rookie camp in Indianapolis and has returned to Austin.

Talk about a swing of emotion for the Ehlinger family.  They went from celebrating Sam being drafted to mourning the loss of Jake in just a matter of days.  I hate saying this because it does absolutely nothing but I'm going to anyway, thoughts and prayers.

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