Georgia Tech defensive tackle Brandon Adams died Saturday in Atlanta, the university announced Sunday. He was 21.
The school did not disclose information about Adams' death.
“Our entire Georgia Tech football family is heartbroken by the news of Brandon’s passing,” coach Geoff Collins said in a press release. “In the short time that I have had the privilege and honor of knowing Brandon, I admired and respected him, first and foremost as a terrific human being, but also as an outstanding teammate and leader."
A rising senior majoring in business administration, Adams played in 33 games over three seasons with Georgia Tech where he recorded 41 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, and forced two fumbles. He posted career-high season totals with 24 tackles, five tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in 13 games last season.
“On behalf of the entire Georgia Tech athletics family, I offer my deepest condolences to Brandon’s family and friends, including his past and present coaches, and his brothers in the Georgia Tech football family,” Georgia Tech director of athletics Todd Stansbury said.
Adams, originally from Brentwood, Tennessee, is survived by his mother, Lisa Greer, his stepfather, Reginald Woods, and his sister, Rian.