• My Scores
  • NHL
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • Golf
  • NCAA BB
  • NCAA FB

Cal defensive end Ted Agu dies at age 21

By Jerry Hinnen | College Football Writer

The Cal football program confirmed in a statement Friday that Bears player Ted Agu died Friday morning at the age of 21.

A backup defensive end from Bakersfield, Calif., Agu appeared in seven games during his 2013 junior season, making six tackles.

"At this time, we are deeply saddened to inform you that Ted Agu, one of our student-athletes and a member of our football team, passed away tragically this morning," the Cal statement read. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Ted's family and friends, our players and coaches, and our University family."

“This is a very difficult time for our football family,” Cal coach Sonny Dykes said. “Ted was a remarkable young man and a member of this family who was highly respected and loved by his teammates and coaching staff. He had an incredible passion for life and will be deeply missed.”

Cal team physician Dr. Casey Batten was on "a supervised training run" with the entire team and "multiple members of the medical staff in attendance." According to Batten, the medical staff witnessed Agu having trouble completing the run and removed him from it, putting him on a cart and taking him to the medical area. When Agu became unresponsive the staff performed CPR and called the emergency staff.

Agu was then taken to Alta Bates Medical Center in Berkeley where he was pronounced dead.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

College Football Video

December 19, 2014
Gary Andersen joins Jim Rome (5:13)
December 17, 2014
P.J. Fleck joins Jim Rome
(5:15)
December 17, 2014
College Football Recruiting Update: 12/17
(5:44)
December 17, 2014
Coaching changes impacting recruiting
(4:30)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

College Bowl Bound

Free 3-Day Shipping over $100!
Use code 3DAY100
Get their favorite team
Shop Now

2014-15 College FB Playoff
College Football Playoff