Published: Thu, July 04, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Former New York Giants QB Jared Lorenzen dies at 38

Former New York Giants QB Jared Lorenzen dies at 38

Popular around Lexington for his outgoing personality, Lorenzen was listed at 6-foot-4 and 275 pounds his senior season and known by several nicknames including "The Hefty Lefty". He attended to Fort Thomas Highlands High School across the river from Cincinnati, where he also played basketball and baseball. Lorenzen's 10,354 career passing yards and those 528 passing yards against Georgia are the best all-time at Kentucky.

"I came out of the womb big as can be".

"In his National Football League days, the 6'4" Lorenzen was billed at 285 pounds. From there, Lorenzen made a career playing indoor football and eventually retired a few years ago. He was brought to the hospital and fairly quickly was admitted to the ICU.

Lorenzen's family issued the following statement to Matt Jones of Kentucky Sports Radio: "Jared's overnight was uneventful and that is a good thing".

"We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jared today, July 3, 2019", they wrote.

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"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", the family continued. "Our thoughts are with Jared's family and friends who loved and appreciated him so much, just as our organization and fans did".

During the early 2000s, Jared Lorenzen became a sensation at the University of Kentucky thanks to his skills at the quarterback position.

"Jared was a great teammate and friend", Giants quarterback Eli Manning said. Nicknamed the "Hefty Lefty", Lorenzen had eight career pass attempts with NY, all coming in a 2007 season that ended with the Giants' upset of the previously undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

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