November 2, 2011 by staff
Griffen Kramer, a backup quarterback on the football team Thousand Oaks High School, died Sunday night at a friend’s house, according to a statement issued by his school. He said Kramer, 18, not to wake up after going to bed.
“Although the cause of death is unofficial, early indications suggest that his death was due to alcohol intoxication,” the statement said. Principal Lou Lichtl declined to elaborate pending final autopsy results.
Lichtl said Kramer’s death shocked the northwest united campus on the outskirts of Los Angeles. He said the students spent a good part of Monday visiting a mourning hall where Kramer recalls exchanged cards made in his memory.
“Griffen had a wonderful personality, he was a very nice girl and will be sorely missed,” said the director.
He added that students and teachers continues to provide emotional support to each other and with the Kramer family.
Kramer, who had been wounded earlier in the season, participated in the game Friday night and attended practice Saturday.
His father played 10 years in the NFL, including five seasons with the Chicago Bears. Now a coloranlyst for broadcasts of Bears preseason, was placed in a single season team records in 1995 for pass attempts (522), completions (315) and passing yards (3.838). It also holds the record for the Bears of life 80.7 passer rating.
He also played for the Atlanta Falcons, Detroit Lions and San Diego Chargers. He retired after the 1999 season.
Besides his father, Griffen Kramer is survived by his mother and younger brother.
Funeral services were pending.
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