Authorities: College football star Ty Jordan died in accidental shooting

Authorities: College football star Ty Jordan died in accidental shooting
Authorities say a star freshman running back for the University of Utah died at a Dallas-area hospital after accidentally shooting himself. (Source: Handout/University of Utah)

DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say a star freshman running back for the University of Utah died at a Dallas-area hospital after accidentally shooting himself.

University officials announced Ty Jordan’s death Saturday, the day after he was named Pac-12′s newcomer of the year.

According to medical examiner’s records, Jordan died in a hospital emergency room in Denton on Christmas night.

About an hour earlier, police responded to reports of a shooting at a home in the city and discovered a man had accidentally shot himself in the hip.

Police did not name the victim, but Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office records show it was Jordan.

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