A college football player passed away earlier this week after suffering a medical emergency. Braeden Bradford, a freshman on the Garden City Community College football team passed away late Wednesday night.
A cause of death has not been determined, but it’s not believed to be football related, according to a report from The Garden City Telegram. A teammate found Bradforth, 19, medically distressed in his campus dorm room.
The teammate informed a coach and eventually an ambulance took Bradforth to the hospital. He was transported to St. Catherine Hospital and was pronounced dead around 11:30 p.m.
Here’s more from the report:
A teammate found Braedon Bradforth, 19, medically distressed in his campus dorm room between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, shortly after a late team meeting, said Jeff Sims, GCCC head football coach. The teammate alerted a coach, who contacted Sims, who then asked a certified team trainer to help Bradforth. Shortly afterward, the trainer called an ambulance, Sims said.
Medical personnel at the hospital did not clarify the cause of death, but suggested Bradforth suffered from an already existing medical issue. His death was reportedly unrelated to athletics or the day’s physical activity.
Bradforth was a recent graduate of Neptune High School in New Jersey.