Oct. 13, 2012; Pullman, WA, USA; California Golden Bears helmet sits on the sideline against Washington State Cougars during the first half at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Cal defensive end Ted Agu dies after collapsing during workout

There’s some tragic news out of Berkeley today: Ted Agu, a 21-year-old defensive end for the California Golden Bears, died Friday morning after collapsing during a conditioning run.

Head coach Sonny Dykes issued a statement on the situation:

This is a very difficult time for our football family. Ted was a remarkable young man and a member of this family who was highly respected and loved by his teammates and coaching staff. He had an incredible passion for life and will be deeply missed (San Jose Mercury-News).

Sandy Barbour, the Cal athletic director, also issued a statement:

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Ted’s family. This is a very painful time for the entire Cal family; in the days and weeks ahead, my focus will be on providing every member of our community the support and information they need to get through this time. I would ask that media please respect and understand how this tragedy is impacting Ted’s family, his teammates, friends and the members of our campus community. We will get through this together.

Agu played in seven games last season, recording six tackles. He also earned Pac-12 All-Academic second-team honors.

[Source: San Jose Mercury-News]

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