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Former College Football TE, Son Of Dallas Cowboys QB, Has Died At 21

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University of Texas-El Paso tight end and former Texas a&M walk-on Luke Laufenberg lost his battle with cancer on Thursday morning.

The former Aggie was just 21 years old.

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, and Luke's father, Babe confirmed his death in a statement on Twitter.

"Today we lost a son, a brother, a friend, and a warrior. Have never seen a person battle like Luke Laufenberg, but he lost his fight with cancer. He was truly inspirational. The hole in our hearts will never be filled. You are my hero. RIP my sweet Luke. See you on the other side," his father said on Twitter.

Laufenberg initially committed to Arkansas to be a preferred walk-on for the Razorbacks. However, after his former teammate Nick Starkel took his talents to Texas A&M, Laufenberg decided to join him with the Aggies.

Although he never suited up for the team, he was one of the most popular players in the locker room, according to Texas A&M insider Brian Perroni.

Laufenberg went the junior college route, where he starred for Mesa Community College. Doctors diagnosed him with a rare form of cancer around Christmas 2017.

Doctors declared him cancer free just a few months later in 2018. Unfortunately, Laufenberg's cancer returned earlier this year and he learned in July that his condition was terminal.

Our thoughts are with the Laufenberg family.