Former Giant quarterback Jared Lorenzen passed away on July 3rd 2019 at the age of 38 from complications from an infection.
Lorenzen was a Giant for four years and was Eli Manning’s backup quarterback for two of those years. The Giants signed Lorenzen as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He was affectionately referred to as “The Hefty Lefty”. Jared earned a Super Bowl ring with the Giants in 2007. That year he substituted for an injured Eli Manning in week 2 against the Cowboys. He completed 4 of 8 passes for 28 yards. In the prior season of 2016 Lorenzen was substituted in on 2 games both of which he converted on a quarterback sneak.
Thanks for the memories, J Lo. #22 pic.twitter.com/5gmEe3Bq4p
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) July 3, 2019
Jared holds the University of Kentucky records for career passing yards and single game passing yards,. He is second for career passing touchdowns. Jared is listed three times in the top ten for single season passing yards and for single season passing touchdowns.
Jared is remembered as a fun loving, caring, down-to-earth guy. He struggled to attain a healthy weight. However he documented his attempts and hoped to help others that had similar struggles.
Listening to this interview from Jared Lorenzen in 2016 is heartbreaking. Please say a prayer for his family.
“Life’s too short to cry about stuff. So get out there laugh, smile and have fun doing it.” pic.twitter.com/82ZvKYtwZ1
— Lee K. Howard (@HowardWKYT) July 3, 2019
Update of released video On Lorenzen
Without Jared Lorenzen, the Helmet Catch might have never happened.
— NFL Throwback (@nflthrowback) July 4, 2019
May he rest in peace and God bless his family.