Jake stated that “the hardest thing I’ve been through losing my father,” he wrote in a text to his teammate Myles Mass. Myles posted a screenshot of the news on May 6, stating that Jake also wrote, “My dream is to become the CFO of a very successful company.” .
In Myles’ homage to his Instagram story, the defense attorney called his late friend “My Brother 4 Lives” and wrote, “Words can’t describe how I’ve felt all day.”
The Texas Football site also tweeted, “Our hearts are broken. We love you Jake. You are greatly missed but never forgotten.”
Just five days ago, Sam celebrated his move to the Colts with an Instagram post, writing, “Something I’ve always dreamed of. So grateful to Indianapolis for this opportunity and ready to get to work!”
Colt’s owner after Jake’s death Jim Irsay also released a statement that read, “I know how close they were and we are just stunned, but we pray and we know God has a plan,” he told ESPN. “We are doing everything we can to comfort the family and do everything we can to make things as easy as possible during this difficult time.”
E! In addition to Jim Irsay and Steve Sarkisian, the news has reached out to the Austin Police Department and the Travis County Medical Examiner for information.