Garrett Uekman 19

November 21, 2011 by staff 

Garrett Uekman 19, A tragic week in the world of college sports continues, this time hitting the Razorbacks’ athletic community.

Arkansas released the following statement confirming the death of tight end Garrett Uekman:

Arkansas student-athlete Garrett Uekman was found unconscious and unresponsive in his room in the Northwest Quad residence hall at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. Emergency medical crews were called but attempts to revive him were unsuccessful. He was pronounced dead at Washington Regional Medical Center on Sunday afternoon.

In the school’s statement, University Police Lt. Matt Mills said that the cause of Uekman’s death is not known at this time, but there are no suspicious circumstances. Uekman was 19 years old.

More details from Mills:

Uekman was last seen playing video games by a roommate at about 10:15 a.m. and appeared to be in good health. Another roommate found him unconscious about an hour later. Emergency services were called at 11:17 a.m., and the first responders were on the scene at 11:20 a.m. Uekman was in cardiac arrest when responders arrived and was pronounced dead at approximately 12:10 p.m. at Washington Regional Medical Center.

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