Andrew Harris, a member of the University of Montana football program, has been found dead. The defensive end, who was a business management major, was found dead in his home. Harris, who was 22-years-old, was a senior member of the Football Championship Subdivision team.
Harris’ death has been ruled a suicide, according to the Montana Standard.
“All of us in Grizzly Athletics were saddened to hear of Andrew’s passing,” said director of athletics Kent Haslam in a statement. “On behalf of our department and the more than 300 student-athletes here at UM, we send our deepest condolences and heartfelt thoughts to the Harris family, and all those who knew and loved Andrew.”
Harris’ father played for the New York Jets and San Francisco 49ers.
“Any time we lose a member of the Grizzly brotherhood, it’s a sad day,” said head coach Bobby Hauck. “The Grizzly family will continue to mourn the passing of Andrew Harris, but right now our primary concern is for his immediate family, their well-being and their privacy. Our prayers are with them.”
From the university:
A celebration of Harris’ life for friends and family will be held at Canvas Church, 255 Summit Ridge Drive in Kalispell, on Saturday, January 26, at 1 p.m. The family suggests memorials in Andrew’s name be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Counseling services and other resources are available to all University of Montana students, student-athletes, faculty and staff seeking counseling during this difficult time.
Our deepest condolences go out to Harris’ family and friends during this incredibly difficult and tragic time.