Georgia Tech Football Signee WR Bryce Gowdy Passes Away

Matthew McGavic

Georgia Tech Class of 2020 signee Bryce Gowdy has died, confirmed by his high school football team on Twitter. The 4* wide receiver out of Deerfield Beach High School signed his Letter of Intent back on December 18th, and was set to enroll early & take part of spring practice. He was 17.

A cause of death is not yet known, and the news comes less than a year after the tragic passing of senior defensive lineman Brandon Adams. A 4* prospect, he was part of the second highest rated recruiting class in Georgia Tech history, and the highest since 2007. He was also a top 25 all-time GT commit and the first 4* or higher WR to commit to the Institute since Calvin Johnson.

Update Per ESPN's Andrea Adelson: According to the Broward Sheriff's Office, Gowdy was struck by a train early Monday morning in his hometown of Deerfield Beach, FL. He was taken to Broward Health North Hospital, where he passed. Homicide detectives are investigating, and the cause and manner of death will be determined by Broward County's medical examiner's office.

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