Watch CBS News

Texas Linebacker Jake Ehlinger, Younger Brother Of Former Longhorns QB Sam Ehlinger, Found Dead Off Campus, Austin Police Say

AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - University of Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger, the younger brother of former Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger, was found dead Thursday, May 6, Austin police said.

Police said they received a call shortly after 12:15 p.m. and found Jake Ehlinger in the 1200 block of West 22nd Street.

Austin Police did not say how he appears to have died, but said his death is not considered suspicious.

Ehlinger, 20, who joined the Longhorns in 2019 after playing high school football  at Austin Westlake, did not play the last two seasons.

Jake Ehlinger
Texas Longhorns linebacker Jake Ehlinger (48) warms up before the Alamo Bowl football game between the Utah Utes and Texas Longhorns at the Alamodome on December 31, 2019 in San Antonio, TX. (Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Sam Ehlinger was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday, May 1.

Jake was in attendance.

"We grieve and weep with the Ehlinger family. Prayers, love and support," Colts owner Jim Irsay.

Sam and Jake's father, Ross Ehlinger, died of a reported heart attack during the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon in San Francisco in March of 2013.

View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.