Longhorns linebacker Jake Ehlinger found dead in Austin


University of Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger was found dead in Austin Thursday,

Police were called to an off-campus address and found the body of Ehlinger — the younger brother of former Texas quarterback and recent Indianapolis Colts draft pick Sam Ehlinger — shortly after noon, Longhorns publication Hook ‘Em reported.

Texas Longhorns linebacker Jake Ehlinger (48) warms up before the Alamo Bowl.
Texas Longhorns linebacker Jake Ehlinger (48) warms up before the Alamo Bowl.
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The circumstances around his death were not immediately clear, but authorities said they don’t consider it suspicious, according to the outlet.

Jake Ehlinger joined the team in 2019 as a walk-on, Hook ‘Em reported. He had yet to play a game for the Longhorns.

He was studying at UT’s McCombs School of Business, according to his Twitter account.

On Saturday, Jake’s photo was accidentally shown on the NFL Network when his brother was drafted, according to the report.

Jake Ehlinger (48) leads the Longhorns out of the tunnel before a 2019 game.
Jake Ehlinger (48) leads the Longhorns out of the tunnel before a 2019 game.
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“Good, good,” a jovial Sam told reporters later, the article said. “Jake deserves all the screen time you can get.”



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