'We're crushed': Football world rocked by sudden death of 21-year-old star

Georgia Tech has announced that 21-year-old defensive tackle and rising senior Brandon Adams has died. 

No cause of death was given.

Adams had been on the Georgia Tech football team for three seasons, and was coming off of a career year.

In 2018, he played 13 game and had 24 tackles, five for a loss, and two forced fumbles.

All were career highs.

Anree Saint-Amour #94, Brandon Adams #90, Patrick Gamble #91 and Rod Rook-Chungong #41 of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 2016. (Getty Images/@GTAAthletics)

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution devoted a whole article to Adams on Saturday, the day before his death was announced, naming him as a player to watch on the 2019 team.

Adams is already being mourned, with reporters, scouts, and fans posting messages to Twitter about his kind personality and gentle demeanour.

By Liz Roscher