Jake Hescock passed away on Sunday, according to a family member.
The former UCF tight end suffered cardiac arrest while jogging in Boston. In a Facebook post Hescock’s cousin, Lisa Walz Mlynarczyk, said that Hescock went for a jog in Boston on Tuesday, December 6 and collapsed. Mlynarczyk said he was given CPR and had been on life support at the hospital.
“May he Rest in Peace and forever shine his bright soul down upon us,” Mlynarczyk said.
Hescock played at UCF from 2017-21. He appeared in every game in his last two seasons with the Knights after starting his college career at Wisconsin in 2016. Hescock was recruited as a tight end to UW, and redshirted his freshman year in 2016 before transferring to Central Florida in 2017.
UCF Head Coach Gus Malzahn honored Hescock on Twitter, writing, “We’re heartbroken to hear of Jake’s passing. He was an incredible person, who embodied what it means to be a UCF Knight.”
After sitting out the 2017 season due to his transfer, Hescock caught 2 passes for 13 yards and 1 touchdown the next season. In ‘19, Hescock became the team’s top tight end, recording 9 catches for 87 yards and a pair of scores.
Hescock caught 10 passes for 53 yards and 3 touchdowns in 2020 before returning for his sixth and final year of college football last season.
Following college, Jake moved back to Massachusetts and retired from football.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.