Sep 28, 2013; Durham, NC, USA; Troy Trojans head coach Larry Blakeney on the sidelines against the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports

Troy DE Jadarius Garner found dead

On Thursday, there was some unfortunate news to surface in the college football world. Troy Trojans defensive end Jardarius Garner was found dead near his home town of Clarksdale, Mississippi

“This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to Jadarius’ family in this time of grief,” Troy football head coach Larry Blakeney said in a statement released by the school. “Jadarius was a well-respected member of our football team and his loss will be felt by all of us.”

According to the Associated Press, Mississippi Highway Patrol passed along the news that Garner’s body was found alongside U.S. Highway 61 in Boliver County. Gardner was reportedly found on the side of the road after being run over by two cars.

It is a horrible tragedy.

We would like to send our thoughts and condolences out to Garner’s family and the entire Troy football program as they deal with this difficult and trying time.

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