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Jared Lorenzen dies at age 38

Jared Lorenzen was just 38 years old and was battled kidney and heart issues.
Jared Lorenzen was just 38 years old and was battled kidney and heart issues.(Source: WAVE 3 News)
Updated: Jul. 3, 2019 at 9:33 PM CDT
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(WAVE) - Former UK quarterback Jared Lorenzen has died, WAVE 3 News has learned.

A family friend confirmed the news to WAVE 3 Sports Director Kent Taylor on Wednesday.

Lorenzen, 38, recently was admitted to intensive care at a hospital, and immediately began receiving treatments for several ailments.

He had battled weight issues and other health problems for years.

Lorenzen remains the all-time leading passer in UK school history, throwing for more than 10,000 yards from 2000-2003. He also won a Super Bowl ring as a member of the New York Giants following the 2007 season.

After his NFL days, Lorenzen bounced around playing in semi-pro leagues but his health problems eventually ended his playing career.

Radio host Matt Jones tweeted out a statement from the Lorenzen family:

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