Konrad Reuland Dead: Former NFL Player Dies at Age 29 After Brain Aneurysm

Tight End Konrad Reuland #88 of the New York Jets poses during a portrait session on Sept. 1, 2013, in Florham Park, NJ. Al Pereira/New York Jets/Getty Images

Former NFL player Konrad Reuland died at age 29 on Monday, December 12, two weeks after suffering a brain aneurysm.

The tight end, who played for the Baltimore Ravens and New York Jets, suffered the aneurysm on November 28 and underwent surgery the following day, according to The Washington Post.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced the sad news after the team’s Monday night game against the New England Patriots. “We lost a Raven today, Konrad Reuland,” Harbaugh, 54, said. “He was declared brain dead; he had an aneurysm about a week ago, underwent surgery and has been fighting for his life for about the last week. He passed today. [I] just want to offer condolences to his family. We love Konrad Reuland. Every single guy in that locker room loves him.”

Konrad Reuland, #88 of the New York Jets, goes through the pregame warm-ups prior to the start of the preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Aug. 9, 2013, in Detroit. Leon Halip/Getty Images

Reuland spent two seasons playing football at the University of Notre Dame before transferring to Stanford University, where he finished his college football career, ESPN reports. He went undrafted in 2011 before being signed by the San Francisco 49ers. He went on to join the Jets for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, and later played for the Ravens in 2014 and 2015. He also had two brief stints with the Indianapolis Colts.

Stanford football paid tribute to the athlete on Twitter. “We have lost a bright light in our beloved brother, Konrad Reuland. His memory and spirit will never leave us. We love you. #RIPKonrad,” the team tweeted on December 13.

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