Apr 24, 2021; Austin, Texas, USA; Texas Longhorns Orange linebacker, and brother of former Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger, Jake Ehlinger during the fourth quarter of the Orange-White Texas Spring Game at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports

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Texas LB Jake Ehlinger found dead at 20

Texas Longhorns linebacker Jake Ehlinger, the younger brother of former Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger, was found dead at age 20 on Thursday, according to police in Austin, Texas.

No details about the death were revealed by authorities after they received a call at 12:18 p.m. and responded at the 1200 block of West 22nd Street, an area west of the university campus, where they discovered his body. Police said Ehlinger’s death is not considered to be suspicious.

The younger Ehlinger had just finished his redshirt freshman season four months earlier, although he did not see game action. His brother Sam had just been selected by the Indianapolis Colts last Saturday in the sixth round of the NFL Draft.

According to The American-Statesman, the Colts were assisting Sam Ehlinger in booking a flight to return to Austin to be with his family.

“We grieve and weep with the Ehlinger family. Prayers, love and support,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said on his Twitter account.

Ross Ehlinger, Sam and Jake’s father, died at age 46 in 2013 after suffering a heart attack during a triathlon.

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