BERKLEY, CA. (CNN) (Feb. 8th, 2014)- California Golden Bears defensive lineman Ted Agu passed away on Friday morning. He was 21.
Jeff Faraudo of the Contra Costa Times reports his death was confirmed by the school’s football program in an email sent to players’ parents.
Faraudo states two sources provided word that Agu collapsed during conditioning and passed away at a local hospital.
Agu had just completed his junior season with the Golden Bears after a redshirt campaign in 2010. The reserve lineman racked up six total tackles. It’s clear from Dykes’ comments that the upperclassman made an impact in the locker room.
He also excelled in other areas. His biography on the California Golden Bears’ official site notes he also played basketball and participated in track and field during high school. He was also an honor-roll student during that time, compiling a 3.28 grade-point average last fall and was named the top academic player on the basketball team twice.
No further information about the situation was immediately released.