What a sad day in the football world when the tragic news was passed down that Jared Lorenzen had passed away after battling for his life over the past few days.
The former Kentucky standout and NFL quarterback was admitted to the hospital last week with cardiac and renal issues while also being on Dialysis and things would soon take a turn for the worse.
Here is the family’s statement on the passing of their loved one:
This horrible news came just after it was revealed that he was actually making progress in an attempt to recover from the life-threatening illnesses.
“Jared’s overnight was uneventful and that is a good thing,” Lorenzen’s family said in a statement Tuesday to Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio. “He remains on Dialysis. He continues to maintain his ground. His cardiac and renal issues remain however his treatment has been effective. Jared is still very sick… but developing some traction and remains a fighter. The entire family thanks you for your support and prayers.”
Shortly after the news broke, the New York Giants organization would soon react by sending out a statement on their former beloved QB:
The Giants signed Lorenzen as an un-drafted free agent in 2004 and he spent four seasons with the team, winning a Super Bowl ring as Eli Manning’s backup in Super Bowl XLII.