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Georgia Tech Football Player Has Died Suddenly

A general view of Georgia Tech football field at Bobby Dodd Stadium ahead of an ACC game against Pitt football.

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 02: A general view of Bobby Dodd Stadium during the game between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Pittsburgh Panthers on November 2, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Georgia Tech's football program announced some tragic news this morning, as a Yellow Jackets player has died suddenly.

Brandon Adams, a 21-year-old defensive lineman for Georgia Tech, has tragically passed away.

"Our hearts are broken by the sudden passing of Brandon Adams. He was a tremendous teammate and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time," Georgia Tech announced.

From the school's release:

“All of us here at Georgia Tech send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brandon Adams,” said Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson. “We ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”

Adams played in 33 games over three seasons as a Yellow Jacket from 2016-18. He recorded 41 career tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and two forced fumbles as an interior defensive lineman. He was coming off a career year in 2018, when he amassed 24 tackles, five tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in 13 games (all career highs).

“On behalf of the entire Georgia Tech athletics family, I offer my deepest condolences to Brandon’s family and friends, including his past and present coaches, and his brothers in the Georgia Tech football family,” said Todd Stansbury, Georgia Tech director of athletics. “As we mourn the loss of such an incredible young life, we are also here to support Brandon’s family and friends, his past and present coaches and his brothers within the Georgia Tech football family in any way that we can. Please join us in keeping Brandon and everyone who loved him in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.”

Adams was a Brentwood, Tennessee native. He was a three-sport star (football, wrestling, track and field) in high school.

Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates.

May he rest in peace.