Former Baltimore Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland passed away two days ago.
Reuland was only 29 years old. He suffered from a brain aneurysm on November 28th and subsequently had surgery.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh announced Reuland’s death after the Ravens played against the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football.
“We lost a Raven today,” Harbaugh said. “I just want to offer condolences to his family. We love Konrad Reuland. Every single guy in the locker room loves him.”
Harbaugh then would recite a psalm for his former player.
“God is our refuge and our strength. In Him we do trust. That’s for Konrad,” he said.
Reuland played in four games for the Ravens in 2015 and he started one. He also played for the New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts. In 2012, he played in all 16 games with the Jets and caught 11 passes for 83 yards with six first downs. He played in 10 games with the Jets in 2013.
He had two stints with the Colts, first being signed to the team’s practice squad on Oct. 22, 2014, but was released eight days later. Reuland was then brought back as a free agent during this season on July 31. He spent the entirety of training camp on the roster before being cut on August 29. Colts defensive tackle David Parry and former Ravens running back Justin Forsett, tweeted about their loss:
I was truly blessed to reconnect with Konnie this year during training camp. Rest In Peace, my friend. Gone far too soon.
— David Parry (@DavidParry58) December 13, 2016
Heartbroken to hear about the passing of my friend & former teammate Konrad Reuland. You will be missed bro just an amazing person! #RIP
— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) December 13, 2016
He played two seasons of college football with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2006-07). He then finished his career with the Stanford Cardinal. He went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft. His former college team tweeted out the following message of condolences:
— Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) December 13, 2016
This isn’t the first tragedy that the Ravens have suffered during 2016. Their second-year cornerback Tray Walker was killed in a dirt bike accident this spring and then the longest-tenured Ravens defensive assistant Clarence Brooks passed away in September after a battle with esophageal cancer. It has truly been a trying year for the Ravens.