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Former TCU Cornerback Jeff Gladney Dies in Car Accident

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Former TCU football player Jeff Gladney was killed in a car accident early Monday morning.

Gladney’s agent, Brian Overstreet, confirmed the news in a statement and said, “We are asking prayers for the family and privacy at this most difficult time.”

Gladney was 25 years old.


TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati released a statement, saying: “Our TCU Athletics family, and especially our football program, was very devastated to learn of the passing of Jeff Gladney. After earning his degree and continuing his playing career in the NFL, Jeff maintained his close ties to TCU. He loved everything about his alma mater. He was a frequent visitor to campus and was at our spring practices and spring game this year, proudly joined by his young son. He will be missed by our entire community. Our thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences go to Jeff’s family, friends and TCU teammates.”

Gladney was a former first round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Vikings, but was cut after he was charged with felony assault.

Gladney was found not guilty of the charge in March and signed with the Arizona Cardinals

“We are devastated to learn Jeff Gladney’s passing,” the Cardinals said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to his family, friends and all who are mourning this tremendous loss.”

Gladney joined TCU in the Class of 2015 and finished his college career with 43 passes defensed, five interceptions and six tackles for loss.


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