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Celebration of life for Utah running back Ty Jordan scheduled for Wednesday at AT&T Stadium

A viewing is scheduled for Tuesday in Dallas at the Golden Gate Funeral Home.

Utah running back Ty Jordan runs from Washington State linebacker Jahad Woods during game Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Salt Lake City. His viewing will be Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Texas, with his celebration of life set for Wednesday.
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To honor freshman running back Ty Jordan, who died from an accidental shooting more than a week ago, a celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Services are open to the public.

A viewing is scheduled for Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Dallas at the Golden Gate Funeral Home.

Jordan, the Pac-12 Offensive Freshman of the Year, rushed for 592 yards and six touchdowns in five games for the Utes.

According to police, Jordan, 19, accidentally shot himself Dec. 25, 2020, and died at 10:46 p.m. CST at Denton Regional Medical Center.

The University of Utah announced Jordan’s death Dec. 26.

“Words cannot express the devastation and heartache that our team is feeling right now upon learning of the tragic death of our teammate and brother, Ty Jordan,” coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement posted to the school’s website. “Ty’s personality and smile were infectious and he made a huge impact on our program in the short time he was with us. He leaves an indelible mark on each of us and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. From the bottom of our hearts, all of us in the Utah Football Family want to say we love you Ty and may you rest in peace.”

Numerous tributes have been paid to Jordan via social media and moments of silence over the past week. The Pac-12 Network honored him by airing the top three performances of his college career last Wednesday. Meanwhile, a BYU fan started a Go Fund Me page on behalf of Jordan that has raised more than $23,000.