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Jared Lorenzen passes away at age 38

Former Giant loses health battle

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The family of Jared Lorenzen announced Wednesday that the former New York Giants’ quarterback has passed away.

In a statement released Wednesday, July 3, the family said, “It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jared Lorenzen would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for all your support and prayers over the past 6 days. We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jared today, July 3, 2019. Again, we appreciate all of the warm wishes and prayers, but as a family, we would request your respect and privacy. We will offer arrangement information in the coming days. Please keep Jared’s family and especially his children, in your thoughts and prayers.”

Lorenzen was admitted to the ICU on June 28th, battling an infection as well as heart and kidney issues.

“Jared was a special person, and a beloved Giant,” the Giants said in a statement. “He was an important member of our 2007 team, one that created its own destiny. Our thoughts are with Jared’s family and friends who loved and appreciated him so much. Just as our organization and our fans did.”

Lorenzen entered the NFL in 2004 when the Giants signed him as an undrafted free agent out of Kentucky. He had previously battled Eli Manning in the SEC, but the two would became teammates en route to winning a Super Bowl Championship in 2007.

“Jared was a great teammate and friend,” Manning said of Lorenzen. “We competed against each other in college and came to the Giants together in 2004. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I will always remember his competitive spirit and his good nature. Jared has left us all way too soon.”

The thoughts of all of us at Big Blue View are with Lorenzen’s family and friends as they have to say goodbye all too soon.