Former Kentucky quarterback Jared Lorenzen, who once threw for 528 yards in a game against Georgia, died Wednesday after a battle with cardiac and renal issues, his family confirmed to ESPN.
Lorenzen, 38, battled weight issues throughout his career. He weighed over 300 pounds in college and reportedly weighed over 500 pounds in 2017.
He was hospitalized last week.
Lorenzen completed 39 of 58 passes against the Bulldogs in a 2000 game, but Georgia prevailed 34-30. Bulldogs backup QB Cory Phillips started the game and threw for 400 yards.
Lorenzen passed for 377 yards against Georgia in 2001 but never beat the Bulldogs in four tries in his college career.
"It is with heavy hearts that the family of Jared Lorenzen would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation for all of your support and prayers over the past 6 days," Lorenzen's mother, Janet Hermes, said in a statement. "We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Jared today, July 3, 2019."
Lorenzen also had a short NFL career, serving as a backup for the Giants and Colts.
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