Former UK quarterback Jared Lorenzen has passed away, his mother confirmed to ESPN. He was 38 years old.
Lorenzen’s family has since issued this statement to KSR’s Matt Jones:
Here is a statement from the family of Jared Lorenzen pic.twitter.com/vTJn2gdNU5— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) July 3, 2019
Lorenzen was sent to the hospital last Friday before being admitted to the ICU for an infection in addition to kidney and heart issues.
The UK great and native of Covington played four seasons with the Wildcats from 2000-03 after redshirting in the 1999 season. He still holds the UK record for most career passing yards with 10,354. He set several other school and SEC records that have since been broken. He was also a semifinalist twice for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award.
Lorenzen would go on to be inducted into the 2015 UK Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015.
After his college career ended, Lorenzen spent three years with the Giants, appearing in four career games and throwing eight NFL passes. He was a member of the 2007 Giants team that won the Super Bowl.
Lorenzen last played football for the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Continental Indoor Football League before a broken leg ultimately ended his career. He recently embarked on a weight-loss journey that was featured on ESPN’s E:60 series.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lorenzen’s family.