A former running back for the Oregon Ducks has tragically lost his life due to a drowning incident.
The Oregonian is reporting that Herman Ho-Ching drowned in the Clackamas Riverside Park this Sunday after jumping from a cement water intake structure in the middle of the river.
His family members called 911 when he did not resurface and first responders were not able to revive him after retrieving him from the water. Ho-Ching, who was 44 years old, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Oregon Ducks paid tribute to their former player via X on Wednesday.
The sheriff’s office noted he resided in Portland.
Ho-Ching played for the program between 1998 and 1999, along with Reuben Droughns and Akili Smith. He rushed for 373 yards and scored four touchdowns in 1998. He was their second-leading rusher with 261 yards and three touchdowns the following year after the Ducks replaced Smith with the duo of A.J. Feely and Joey Harrington.
The former RB was dismissed after two seasons because of academic reasons.
TotalProSports.com extends condolences to Herman’s family, friends, and loved ones.
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