25-Year-Old College Football Star Dies Suddenly from Heart Attack While Jogging

Former college football star Jake Hescock has died suddenly at just 25 years old after suffering a heart attack while jogging, according to reports.

Hescock, the former tight end who played college football for the University of Central Florida and Wisconsin, died unexpectedly on Sunday, according to his family.

He had been in hospital in critical condition after suffering cardiac arrest while jogging last week in Boston, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

“My cousin, Jake, went on a jog Tuesday, 12/6 and collapsed,” Lisa Walz Mlynarczyk wrote on the Facebook page Jake Hescock #88 UCF Football Fans.

“He was given CPR and has been on life support ever since.

“We were told last night that the damage to his brain from the lack of oxygen is severe.”

She updated her original post after he passed away Sunday.

“It is with a heavy heart that I have to say my cousin Jake has passed on, may he Rest in Peace and forever shine his bright soul down upon us, I’m sure Papa was there waiting for you with open arms….. forever you will be, Lil Jakers!” she wrote.

According to a post by Carey Hescock on Facebook, Jake Hescock had been on a ventilator.

“Thank you for all of your continued support and prayers,” she wrote.

“All of them are so appreciated.

“We hear them and see them.

“We are so overwhelmed by the outpouring of love we have seen.”

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University of Central Florida Head Coach Gus Malzahn honored Hescock on Twitter.

“We’re heartbroken to hear of Jake’s passing,” he wrote.

“He was an incredible person, who embodied what it means to be a UCF Knight.

“Everyone who knew Jake loved him and he was a blessing to coach.

“He will be greatly missed. Kristi and I’s prayers are with his whole family.”

Several of Hescock’s teammates also shared their feelings of loss.

Hescock played at the University of Central Florida from 2017 to 2021 after playing for Wisconsin in 2016, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

Hescock, who was 6-foot-7, was a native of Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

In 2019, Hescock caught nine passes for 87 yards and two touchdowns. In 2020, he caught 10 passes for 53 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Hescock moved back to Massachusetts after college.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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