There is some sad news from University of Louisville Football. Cards WR Corey Reed Jr lost his father, Corey Reed Sr, today due to complications from COVID-19. He was just 43 years old. It is sad and a reminder that Americans must take this virus seriously.
We here at CSZ send our deepest condolences to Corey Reed Jr and his entire family. Read the press release from UofL below for more information.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
Louisville’s Reed Loses Father to Coronavirus
Wide receiver Corey Reed returned to the Cardinals in the spring after transferring to Iowa Western.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – University of Louisville ‘s football program felt the impact of the coronavirus as junior wide receiver Corey Reed Jr., lost his father to the disease Wednesday morning at a hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Corey Reed, Sr., 43, passed away after complications from COVID-19, which spread across the globe over the last few months.
“My deepest condolences go out to Corey and his entire family,” Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield said. “This horrible virus has affected so many people, and it’s even more difficult when it touches someone in the UofL football family. We have been in contact with Corey and his family, and are here to support him during this extremely difficult time.”
Corey Reed, Jr. signed with Cardinals out of Roswell High in 2017 and has been a part of the program for three seasons. As a true freshman in 2017, Reed played in 13 games, catching eight passes for 145 yards. The 6-foot-3, 206-pound receiver entered 2018 in the rotation, but only played in two games and did not catch a pass.
The native of Fulton, Ga., transferred to Iowa Western Community College before returning to the Cardinals this spring.