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Story of Jake Ehlinger, Sam Ehlinger’s Brother’s Cause of Death


University of Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger, Sam Ehlinger’s brother’s cause of death, seems suspicious after Austin police announced he was found dead Thursday (May 6, 2021) at the young age of 20. Rest in peace.

According to Police, they received a call at approximately 12:10 p.m; they arrived in the 1200 block of West 22nd Street, where they found Jake Ehlinger’s dead body. He reportedly was discovered in a residential neighborhood less than a mile off the University of Texas at Austin campus.

A two-star prospect Jake Ehlinger moved to Texas in 2019 after his high school playing career at Westlake, did not play for two seasons. He had been with the Longhorns for two years but did not play in any games in those two seasons. He was set to be a student for Texas through the 2021 season.

Sam Ehlinger's brother's cause of death seems suspicious after Austin police announced he was found dead Thursday
Image source: Hoo’Kem

His older brother, Sam Ehlinger was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. Jake’s face was randomly shown on the NFL Network where a photo of Sam was thought to be, and Sam loved it. 

“Good, good,” Sam said with a huge grin during his availability with reporters. “Jake deserves all the screen time you can get.”

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What’s Jake Ehlinger, Sam Ehlinger’s Brother’s Cause of Death?

Although there is no official report about Jake Ehlinger, Sam Ehlinger’s brother’s cause of death, it seems there are some hidden stories behind his death. However, US day News is trying to find the latest updates and more information as soon as possible; stay with us.

Police did not specify the way they found Jake Ehlinger’s body but did claim his passing is not considered suspicious; Also, no cause of death or more details were revealed at this time. Fans are wondering if Jake Ehlinger’s cause of death relates to foul play or suicide!

Good to know, this death is not the only tragedy for the Ehlinger family, but Jake and Sam Ehlinger’s dad lost his life in 2013 due to a heart attack while swimming in the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon in San Francisco.

Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts, but fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jake Ehlinger’s family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones on these tough days. You can also leave a condolence message below the comment box to honor him; Fans widely ask, “what happened to Jake Ehlinger?,” So if you have any related information about his passing, please share it with us.

Reactions to Unexpected Death of Sam Ehlinger’s Brother, Jake Ehlinger

Quickly after the tragic news released, many of beloved Jake Ehlinger’s friends and fans expressed their sadness on social media by posting their tributes. Ross Bjork, Texas A&M athletic director, was one of the first ones who publicly offer condolences to Ehlinger’s heartbroken family. 

Head coach Steve Sarkisian described late Jake as a “tremendous person” and “everything you could ask for in a student-athlete.”

“Being a Longhorn meant everything to him, and he truly embodied all that it means to be one,” Sarkisian continued. “In the short time we were able to get to know him, he always was a joy to be around and gave everything he had in workouts, meetings, practice and in life.”

Another sadly said, “Super sad to hear what happened to Jake Ehlinger, rest easy”

there is no official report about Jake Ehlinger, Sam Ehlinger's Brother's cause of death

Someone reacted to the shocking news, writing, “Devastating. Heartbreaking. I hope the Ehlinger family, the @TexasFootball program, and all who knew Jake can find peace in this horrific time.”

Jeff Jones also tweeted, “I hated hearing today’s news about Jake Ehlinger. This young man was as Central Texas as it gets. Sending prayers to Jake’s family and friends.”

Athletics director Chris Del Conte released a statement, writing, “Jake was an amazing young man from an extraordinary family with such a bright future ahead of him. It’s just such a tragedy that we are all really struggling with. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones and friends, especially the Ehlinger family and our entire football program. Jake’s family — Sam, Jena and Morgen — are such vital parts of our Longhorn family, and we will be here to support them in any and every way we can during this very difficult time.”

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More about Jake Ehlinger

In January of 2019, Jake Ehlinger entered the program as a walk-on with the program. The news of him joining Texas led to a number of celebratory tweets from some of the Longhorns’ roster at the time, such as a few from the linebacker unit.

This spring, he suffered no injury. Before that, he appeared for Westlake High School and caused the team head to back-to-back 6A State semifinal plays.

“Yessir.” early enrollee freshman linebacker De’Gabriel Floyd wrote, while Junior linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch said in response to Ehlinger, “Young Bull.”

Sam Ehlinger's brother's cause of death seems suspicious after Austin police announced he was found dead Thursday
Image source: CBS Austin

Two brothers grew up like close friends; in 2018, Jake announced he texted or talked with his brother Sam on the phone every day.

He also said about Sam, “Sam taught me everything I know today,” he said. “He’s always been there for me and the whole family. Smart. Caring. He is the most incredible person, a good brother.”

Just five days ago, Jake was celebrating with Sam, their sister Morgen and their mother Jena, for Sam’s drafting by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round.

  • Jake Ehlinger’s sister: Morgen Adeline Ehlinger.
  • Jake Ehlinger’s Class: Freshman
  • Jake Ehlinger’s Height: 5′ 11″
  • Jake Ehlinger’s Weight: 227 lbs
  • Jake Ehlinger’s Birthplace: Austin, TX
  • Jake Ehlinger’s age: 20

Texas did not release a statement yet, a spokesman did not respond to request for comment at tis time.

Jake Ehlinger’s Autopsy Result Will Clarify His Death Reason

Weeks after Jake Ehlinger’s sudden death, no reliable source announced any details about his cause of death.

Colts owner Jim Irsay released a statement, saying, “It’s very sad and tragic news that we received this afternoon during such an exciting time for the family, and our hearts and prayers are with the whole family. I know how close they were and we’re just really stunned, but we are prayerful and we know God has a plan. We are doing everything we can to console the family and do what we can to make things as easy as possible at this difficult time.”

The Colts also claimed that they took care of Sam Ehlinger’s travel accommodations to return to Austin after his family’s tragedy.

“There are no magic words in these moments, but all we can do is be there to love and support Sam,” Colts head coach Frank Reich stated. “We will do everything we can. With Sam, our thoughts and prayers are with him and his mother and his sister as they mourn the tragic death of Sam’s brother, Jake.”

Austin police didn’t reveal how they found Jake Ehlinger’s dead body or even what the cause of death was.

About 800 people gathered at Riverbend Church for Jake Ehlinger’s funeral service. His brother Sam and Chaparrals coach Todd Dodge were among the remembered him and portrayed Jake as a kind son, brother, and teammate.

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  1. Hogie17 May 6, 2021

    You got the day wrong. May 6 not may 7

    1. US day News May 7, 2021

      Thanks for informing us; it was edited immediately.

  2. Tara McClintick May 7, 2021

    Was he recently vaccinated?

    1. US day News May 7, 2021

      No information about Jake Ehlinger’s cause of death is available at this time, but we will update the article as soon as possible.

    2. Anonymous September 1, 2022

      I heard someone say who knew him say that he was vaccinated the day before his death, but that wasn’t the cause. hmmmm.

  3. Todd Summy May 7, 2021

    RIP Jake Ehlinger. When I raise my Horns from this day forward, my index finger will represent Sam, and my pinky will represent Jake! I bleed burnt-orange as they do, and have true respect for the way they represent family, our beloved university and real dedication and pride! May God bless the Ehlinger family, and may Jake find peace with his Dad. HOOK’EM HORNS!!! 🤘

    1. US day News May 19, 2021

      Thanks for your beautiful tribute; May he rest in paradise.

  4. Denice May 18, 2021

    Do we believe besides possibly suicide or drug overdose, did Jake get vaccinated or perhaps has a heart disease like his dad? Was it finals week, which could cause stress? Was an autopsy performed? When will the public know, especially the Longhorn Nation? How devastating for the Ehlinger family!

    1. US day News May 19, 2021

      As you mentioned, there are several possibilities about Jake Ehlinger’s cause of death at this time, while no official sources confirm any of these possibilities. We are waiting for Ehlinger’s autopsy result, too, and the article will be updated as soon as we obtain more information.

  5. Melanie June 11, 2021

    Has an autopsy been released?

    1. US day News June 11, 2021

      As Jake Ehlinger’s cause of death will clarify just by autopsy result, there is no sign of it at this time. However, we will reveal it as soon as we learn about the result. Stay with us.

  6. Glen Alan sewell November 25, 2021

    vaccine injury.


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