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Arkansas Razorbacks' athlete Garrett Uekman Dead

Posted By simla5ks on Nov 21, 2011   FROM: huffingtonpost.com report abuse

Arkansas Razorbacks' football team was in sorrow on Sunday after its student-athlete Garrett Uekman’s death. As per Arkansas, Garrett Uekman was found lifeless on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at about 11:15 a.m. in his room in the Northwest Quad residence hall. All attempts to revive him from emergency medical crews were failed and he was declared dead at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville on Sunday afternoon. The reason of 19 years old Uekman's death is unidentified at this time; however there are no doubtful situations.

Arkansas Razorbacks' athlete Garrett Uekman Dead

About one hour earlier to this incident, at 10:15 a.m., he was last seen playing video games with a roommate and seemed to be in good health. Bobby Petrino coach of Arkansas said his whole team is sad as his loss is an awful shock, and it makes people understand how valuable life is. Uekman's body will be sent to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy by the Washington County Coroner. As per Lt. Mills, this is usual process for any unattended death.

When Garrett Uekman was being taken to the hospital, Arkansas called Uekman’s parents, Danny and Michelle Uekman. As they arrived in Fayetteville, they were offered with condolences and support from the director of athletics, Jeff Long; the head football coach, Bobby Petrino, and the dean of students and vice provost for academic affairs, Danny Pugh. Uekman took part in 44-17 victory of Arkansas over Mississippi State on Saturday in his hometown, Little Rock, Ark., and played in nine games this season but did not record any statistics.

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