Staff Report

Sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, Nevada freshman catcher Austin Gorrell passed away. The news broke Saturday, Oct. 11, as members of the Wolf Pack community expressed their feelings of grief and loss over a life that was lost too soon. Gorrell was 19 years old.

Nevada athletics sent out a press release the morning of Gorrell’s passing that he had died sometime during the night and they sent their condolences to Austin’s family and friends. Gorrell had a known previous medical condition when he enrolled in Nevada this fall.

Gorrell attended John W. North High School in Riverside, California, and enrolled in Nevada for the fall semester. Tweets were sent by senior running back Don Jackson and other members of the Wolf Pack community.

Jackson tweeted, “Prayers out to Austin Gorrell’s family and friends may that man rest in paradise!! #WolfPackFamily.”

Jackson and other Nevada athletes changed their Twitter profile pictures to Gorrell’s number 20 out of respect.

Information about services haven’t yet been made public, but will be announced when the information is made available.

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