FAYETTEVILLE, AR (KAIT) – Various media outlets in northwest and central Arkansas have reported that a redshirt freshman football player was found dead in his dorm room Sunday morning. According to reports, Garrett Uekman of Little Rock was found dead in Fayetteville.
Uekman is a member of the Arkansas Razorbacks football team.
Region 8 News has contacted the University of Arkansas Police Department, which has not confirmed details of what happened. A news release is expected sometime Sunday.
KARK-TV in Little Rock reported the Washington County coroner confirmed Uekman's body will be sent to the State Crime Lab for autopsy.
According to the university's website, Uekman played football for Little Rock Catholic and committed to UA in 2009. Uekman was also named to the Razorback Honor Roll.
Uekman, a tight end, played in Saturday afternoon's victory over Mississippi State University, but recorded no statistics.
Media reports also suggested the team met early Sunday afternoon.
Region 8 News will continue to track this story and update the information as it's available.