Adam Gress, Former Penn State OL, Dies at Age 26

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured ColumnistDecember 22, 2017

Penn State offensive tackle Adam Gress (58) walks on the sidelines in the second half of the Spring NCAA football scrimmage on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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Former Penn State lineman Adam Gress was found dead at a home in Dormont, Pennsylvania, the school confirmed to ESPN.

He was 26. The cause of death was not released.

"The Penn State football family would like to offer sincere condolences to the family and friends of letterman Adam Gress," Penn State said in a statement. "His commitment to this university and this program will never be forgotten."

Several of his former teammates expressed their condolences in the wake of the news: 

"This is just awful news," former PSU teammate and fellow lineman Eric Shrive told Mark Brennan of 247Sports.com. "He was such great guy and so dedicated to the program. He was friends with everybody, and he worked so hard."

Gress spent five years with the Nittany Lions, starting for the team in 2013. He signed as an undrafted free agent with the New York Giants in 2014 but didn't make the team.