UT Linebacker Jake Ehlinger
Sam Ehlinger’s Brother
Found Dead Near Campus
5/7/2021 7:24 AM PT
7:21 AM PT — 4/7 — Texas released a touching video tribute to Jake … showing some of the linebacker’s happiest moments in a Longhorns uniform — from running out of the tunnel holding the American flag to smiling alongside his brother, Sam.
“We love you Jake,” Texas said in the tweet Thursday.
We love you Jake. 💔🤘 pic.twitter.com/Gj1aaxz1tp
— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) May 7, 2021
Sam Ehlinger‘s younger brother — Univ. of Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger — was found dead near campus on Thursday … this publication Sports has confirmed.
A spokesperson for the Austin Police Department tells us cops received a call at around 12:18 PM, and a short time later, found Jake’s body just blocks away from the university.
The spokesperson did not reveal a cause of death or any other details surrounding the tragedy … but did note the department is considering it all “non-suspicious.”
Jake walked onto the Longhorns’ team in 2019 — joining up with his older brother, Sam, who was a STAR quarterback for UT for the previous few seasons.
Jake did not log a snap in his first two years on the team.
Sam and Jake were very close … in fact when Sam was picked by the Indianapolis Colts in the 6th round of the NFL Draft last week — the two brothers shared a long embrace with other family members.
Jake was just 20 years old.
Originally Published — 5/6 — 3:08 PM