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Jake Ehlinger dead – University of Texas linebacker’s body found near campus days after brother Sam’s NFL draft to Colts

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TEXAS linebacker Jake Ehlinger has been found dead in Austin just days after his brother was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the NFL draft.

Cops said they found Jake's body near the University of Texas campus after officers responded to a call just after 12pm today, according to reports.

His death is not being treated as suspicious, the Austin American-Statesman reports.

Jake is the younger brother of former Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger - who was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in last week's NFL draft.

Their dad, Ross Ehlinger, died at the age of 46 from an apparent heart attack in 2013 while running a triathlon.

Jake arrived at Texas in 2019 after his playing career at Westlake High School in Austin, but he did not play the last two seasons.

NFL Network mistakenly showed a picture of Jake after Sam was drafted by the Colts on Saturday, but Sam said it made him happy.

"Jake deserves all the screen time you can get," Sam told reporters.

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