SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT. (THECOUNT) — Ty Jordan, a star University of Utah Utes football player, has been killed in a shooting Saturday.

Jordan, 19, died of gunshot injuries Saturday morning.


According to reports, Jordan accidentally shot himself early Saturday. Details of the shooting were not made available by officials.

Jordan was pronounced dead of gunshot wounds at the scene.

Authorities believe the shooting was accidental.

Head Coach Kyle Whittingham issued the following statement Saturday:

“Words cannot express the devastation and heartache that our team is feeling right now upon learning of the tragic death of our teammate and brother, Ty Jordan. Ty’s personality and smile were infectious and he made a huge impact on our program in the short time he was with us.” The Coach adds … “All of us in the Utah Football Family want to say we love you Ty and may you rest in peace.”

Jordan was the 2020 Pac-12 Offensive Freshman Player of the Year, after rushing for 597 yards and scoring 6 touchdowns.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Salt Lake County is a county in the U.S. state of Utah. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1,029,655, making it the most populous county in Utah. Its county seat and largest city is Salt Lake City, the state capital. The county was created in 1850 – Wikipedia.