Georgia Tech football player dies

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(WVLT) -- A former Tennessee star high school football player has died.

Brandon Adams of Brentwood, who was a football player at Georgia Tech, died Saturday in Atlanta. He was 21-years-old. His cause of death is not known at this time.

Adams is survived by his mother, Lisa Greer, stepfather, Reginald Woods, and sister, Rian.

“All of us here at Georgia Tech send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Brandon Adams,” said Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson. “We ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”

Adams was a standout interior lineman recruit from Brentwood Academy. At Georgia Tech, Adams played in 33 games over three seasons. He had a career year in 2018, when he amassed 24 tackles, five tackles for loss and two forced fumbles in 13 games.

“Our entire Georgia Tech football family is heartbroken by the news of Brandon’s passing,” said Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech football head coach. “In the short time that I have had the privilege and honor of knowing Brandon, I admired and respected him, first and foremost as a terrific human being, but also as an outstanding teammate and leader. Jennifer and I offer our thoughts, prayers and unconditional support to his parents, Lisa and Reginald, his sister, Rian, and all of his family and friends, especially his brothers in our football program.”