How Did Brandon Adams Die? New Details About The Tragic Death Of Georgia Tech Football Player At 21

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How Did Brandon Adams Die? New Details About The Tragic Death Of Georgia Tech Football Player At 21

Georgia Tech football player Brandon Adams died on Saturday, March 23rd. He was 21. Georgia Tech announced Adams' death on Sunday. The senior died in Atlanta. He was a member of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team for three years in the position of defensive lineman. During his career there he played in 33 games. He had a standout 2018 season with 24 tackles. He played in 33 of the 37 games during his time at Georgia Tech. He was a business administration major. He spent last summer interning at the Georgia Teach Research Institute. He died three days before the start of spring football practices. He is survived by his mother, Lisa Greer, his stepfather Reginald Woods and his sister Rian. How did Brandon Adams die?

1. He was from Tennessee

Brandon Adams was born in Brentwood, Tennessee and he was a star athlete in high school. Adams attended the prestigious Brentwood Academy, a Christian college prepatory school with the mission to "nuture a strong acedemic work ethic to develop life long learners." And while that may be true, that isn't what the school is best known for — football is. Brentwood Academy has made it to the Tennessee state playoffs every year from 1975 to 2018. The school is the alma mater of a number of professional football platers, including the Philadelphia Eagles' Derek Barnett and the Jacksonville Jaguars' Jalen Ramsey. In high school, Adams participated in football, wrestling and track and field. He lettered 11 times and helped lead Brentwood Academy to four state titles in football. 

2. High school football coach tribute

Brentwood Academy coach and athletic director Cody White told The Tennessean: “He turned out to be a really, really good player but he was a good kid. He was fun to be around. People loved him. When he turned it on he could be dominating, but when he stepped off the field he could be as nice of a young man as you could coach. I don’t think you could find a person that didn’t appreciate or like him. He was that kind of kid that everybody wanted to be around. He was pretty magnetic.”

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3. Tribute from Jalen Ramsey

Jacksonville Jaguars' cornerback Jalen Ramsey also attended Brentwood Academy and offered condolences over the death of Brandon Adams via his Twitter account. He wrote: “Wow REST IN PEACE Big Brandon. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts & prayers. I know God makes no mistakes and I will never question the Lord. He got a angel wit this one! Please cherish your friends and family. Count your blessings each & every day.”

4. A beast on the field

When news of Brandon Adams' death was announced, his high school football team reacted with a tribute to their former star player on their Twitter page, writing:He was a beast on the field and a gentle giant off the field. He will definitely be missed. Please lift this family up in your prayers.”

5. He collapsed

Atlanta police were contacted by Georgia Tech police shortly after 1:00am Sunday morning about Adams' death. Georgia Tech police told the Atlanta PD that Adams collapsed at a townhouse near campus. Adams' friends took him to Emory Midtown Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

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6. Autopsy inconclusive

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation completed the autopsy on Adams Monday. The results were inconclusive. More tests will be run to determine the cause of Adams' death. Nelly Miles, a spokeswoman for GBI, said:"It’s not unusual. In this particular case there are going to be additional test that are conducted and those additional forensic tests do take time. She indicated that getting the additional tests down is the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab's top priority. 

Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based freelance writer covering entertainment, pop culture, beauty, fashion, fitness, technology, and the intersection of technology, business, and philanthropy. She is deeply devoted to her chocolate Labrador and an avid long distance runner. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.