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Celebration Of Life For Ty Jordan To Be Held At AT&T Stadium In Arlington, Texas

Jan 4, 2021, 10:41 AM | Updated: Jan 5, 2021, 2:21 pm
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Utah Ute Ty Jordan #22 in a game between the Washington State Cougars and the Utah Utes on December 19, 2020 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah (Photo by Boyd Ivey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Boyd Ivey/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Celebration of Life for Utah running back Ty Jordan will be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Takka Jordan, who is the aunt of Ty Jordan announced on Twitter that the services will be at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday, January 6.

Jordan died on Christmas night in Denton, Texas near his hometown to an accidental self-inflicted gun shot wound.

In his freshman season with the Utes, Jordan rushed for 597 yards and six touchdowns. He was named Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year and a Freshman All-American by 247Sports.

Since Jordan’s passing on Christmas night, fans, teammates, coaches and others in the community have paid tribute to his life. The school lit the U on Saturday, December 26 to honor Jordan. On that same night, the Utah Jazz held a moment of silence. People started a makeshift memorial in front of the giant silver U at the football facility with flowers, posters and pictures.

A fan of the Utes started a challenge where everyone that wants to participate can run, walk or bike 597 miles between January 1 and the 2021 season opener. The Pac-12 Network aired the last three games of the 2020 season on Wednesday, December 30. Jordan rushed for over 100 yards in wins against Oregon State, Colorado and Washington State.

The University of Texas and Colorado held a moment of silence during their Alamo Bowl matchup on Tuesday, December 29. The grounds crew for the Utes painted a heart with the number 22 on the grass in front of the memorial at the football facility. BYU sent a care package with a framed jersey and dog tags with Jordan’s jersey that will be given to every player and coach for the Utes.

The GoFundMe page that was set up for Jordan surpassed $22,222 which exceeded their goal.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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