Former NFL Star Jared Lorenzen Hospitalized

Bill Pan
By Bill Pan
July 1, 2019Sports News
Former NFL Star Jared Lorenzen Hospitalized
Jared Lorenzen of the New York Giants plays against Justin Rogers of the New England Patriots at the Gilette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts on Aug. 29, 2007. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Former NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen is in the hospital with kidney and heart issues and an infection.

Jared’s family released an update on his health via Matt Jones, the founder of Kentucky Sports Radio.

“On Friday, June 28, Jared began playing a bigger, more important game than he’s ever played before,” the statement reads. “Jared had not been feeling well for a few weeks and that finally caught up with him. He was brought to the hospital and fairly quickly was admitted to the ICU.

“Jared is battling an infection, kidney and heart issues. He is fighting with everything he has and his immediate family is by his side. We will attempt to update as often as possible, but please respect that some aspects of this journey are private matters.”

In his senior year of high school, Lorenzen was awarded the Mr. Football Award, and he helped lead the Bluebirds to a 15-0 season. He played for the Kentucky Wildcats in college before being drafted by the New York Giants in 2004. Lorenzen earned his Super Bowl ring with the Giants when they broke New England Patriots’ winning streak in 2008.

Lorenzen last played football for the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Continental Indoor Football League but his pro playing career ultimately ended in 2014 when he broke his tibia.

Tom Brady Posts Jay-Z Quote, Freaks Out New England Patriots Fans

Last month, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posted on social media, leaving some fans to speculate this season could be his last.

Brady quoted the JAY-Z song, “My 1st Song,” in his tweet.

“’Treat my first like my last, and my last like my first!’” Brady wrote in the caption along with pictures of himself participating in minicamp on June 4. It was followed by an Instagram post a day later, with the same content.

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“Treat my first like my last, and my last like my first!”

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Brady will turn 42 years old in August. After being drafted by New England in 2000, he has already played 19 seasons with the Patriots.

During the 2018-19 season, Brady led the Patriots to claim their 6th championship as the oldest starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl, surpassing Peyton Manning, who was 39 when he won Super Bowl 50.

The NTD News reporter Zachery Stieber contributed to this report.

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