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Ex-NFL Tight End Konrad Reuland Dies Of Brain Aneurysm At Age 29

"Every single guy in the locker room loves him."
Konrad Reuland, pictured in a 2013 game with the Jets, played for the Baltimore Ravens for the 2015 season.
Konrad Reuland, pictured in a 2013 game with the Jets, played for the Baltimore Ravens for the 2015 season.

Former NFL tight end Konrad Reuland died of of a brain aneurysm on Monday, outlets reported. He was 29.

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced the news after his team played the New England Patriots on Monday night.

We lost a Raven today,” Harbaugh said, per outlets. “I just want to offer condolences to his family. We love Konrad Reuland. Every single guy in the locker room loves him.”

According to the Ravens, Reuland suffered the aneurysm in November and went into the UCLA Medical Center ICU for care. Reuland had been “fighting for his life” for weeks. He died in California.

Reuland played for the Ravens in 2015 and, before that, was with the New York Jets from 2012–13. Reuland also had brief stints with the Indianapolis Colts, most recently for the 2016 preseason. The team released him in late August. 

Reuland is pictured in a photo portrait as a Jet, with whom he had his best season.
Reuland is pictured in a photo portrait as a Jet, with whom he had his best season.

Before he was claimed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2011, he played his last two collegiate seasons at Stanford. Reuland also played with future Jets teammate Mark Sanchez at Mission Viejo High School in California.

Reuland’s best year came with the Jets in 2012 when he had 11 receptions for 83 yards. 

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