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Former UCF football player Jake Hescock dies, family says

ORLANDO, Fla. — Jake Hescock, a former University of Central Florida football player, has died, the family said in a social media post.

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According to his family, Hescock, 25, went for a jog on Tuesday in Boston when he collapsed and suffered cardiac arrest.

Hescock’s cousin Lisa Walz Mlynarczyk said in a Facebook post that he was given CPR and brought to a hospital, where he was put on life support.

“It is with a heavy heart that I have to say my cousin Jake has passed on, may he Rest in Peace and forever shine his bright soul down upon us,” Walz Mlynarczyk said.

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Support has been pouring in from members of Knight Nation, including UCF head football coach Gus Malzahn. Malzahn said Hescock represented “what it means to be a UCF Knight.”

UCF former quarterback Mikey Keene said that Hescock made a special impact on the people around him and he would be missed.

Hescock played tight end at UCF from 2017-21 and appeared in every game in his last two seasons with the Knights.

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Hescock’s former team also expressed their condolences as he was “a great leader.”

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