Athletes React on Social Media to the Death of Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid’s Son Garrett
This is a reaction by athletes and coaches to the tragic announcement of the death of Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid’s son Garrett, who was found dead in his dorm room this morning at Lehigh University.
In case you missed it, owner Jeffrey Lurie addressed the media following Garrett Reid’s death.
The majority of these posts were on Twitter.
Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback: “My condolences go out to Coach Reid and his family. Stay strong and we LOVE you coach.”
Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver: “Prayers go out to coach Reid and his family….RIP Garrett…much love!”
Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver: “This is a sad day R.I.P Garrett Reid. You will be missed”
Brandon Graham, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end: “R.I.P Garrett Reid! Man this is so messed up!”
Darryl Tapp, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end: “Sad day for #EaglesNation R.I.P Garrett Reid. You will be missed”
Jamar Chaney, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker: “Sad day for #EagleNation.Thoughts & prayers go out to Coach Andy,his wife Tammy & the entire Reid family.4ever n my prayers.RIP Garrett Reid”
Brian Rolle, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker: “Y’all please keep Coach Reid and his family in y’all prayers. Lost his son this morning. Appreciate it”
Casey Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker: “Sad day 4 the Eagle Nation. Lost a family member today. Prayers go out 2 the Reid family & every1 touched by this tragedy. RIP Garrett Reid”
Brandon Boykin, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback: “R.I.P. Garrett, May your soul rest in heaven. Blessed to have known u for the time I did. Prayers up for Coach Reid & family.”
Donovan McNabb, former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback: “I was both shocked and saddened when I heard the news this morning of Garrett’s passing. My heart goes out to Andy, Tammy and the Reid family. I cannot imagine what they are feeling right now. God be with them.”
Joe Banner, former Philadelphia Eagles president: “Words cannot express my sadness upon hearing the tragic news this morning. I’ve known Garrett since he was a teenager and saw him grow up amongst the Eagles family. It’s hard to comprehend how heartbreaking it must feel to lose a child. My deepest condolences go out to Andy, Tammy and their entire family.”
Asante Samuel, former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback: “My heart goes out to you and your family Coach. Praying for you Coach! … Man I wish I could be there by coach side rite now for support. I can always say something to make him feel good.”
Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner: “We are deeply saddened by the news about Garrett Reid. Our thoughts and prayers are with Andy, Tammy and their family. We will support them and the Eagles in any way we can through this difficult time.”
Bill Belichick, New England Patriots head coach: ““Very sad. Andy is good friend of mine. My heart goes out to him and his family.”
Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks head coach: “Our deepest condolences go out to Andy Reid and his family during this tough time.”
Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins quarterback: “This is the day the Lord has made and while we rejoice in it may we also send our prayers to Andy Reid and his family”
Lamarr Woodley, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker: “Thoughts and prayers go out 2 andy reid, his family, and entire the eagles organization”
Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Steelers center: “Thoughts & Prayers to Coach Andy Reid on the loss of his son. May God give you the strength.”
Vonta Leach, Baltimore Ravens fullback: “My thoughts and prayers are with Andy Reid & his family #Eagles”
Kurt Warner, former NFL quarterback: “Calling NFL Nation 2 place Andy Reid & his family in your prayers! My biggest fear is losing a child, I can’t imagine the heartache! #fb”
Troy Aikman, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback: “Extending thoughts & prayers to Andy Reid, his family & the entire Philadelphia Eagles organization.”
New York Giants: “We were saddened to learn of passing of Garrett Reid this morning. Andy Reid and his family are in our thoughts and prayers.”
Carolina Panthers: “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Coach Andy Reid, his family and the Eagles organization at this very difficult time.”
Baltimore Ravens: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Coach Andy Reid, his family and the Eagles organization.”
Philadelphia Phillies: “The Phillies family extends our condolences to Andy Reid, his family and the entire Philadelphia Eagles organization.”
Andre Iguodala, Philadelphia 76ers forward: “Prayers for Andy Reid and his family…”
Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder: “My thoughts and prayers are with Andy Reid his family #Eagles”
This article was written by Bryn Swartz, the top writer for the Philadelphia Eagles and a featured NFL columnist on Rant Sports. Bryn has written more than 1000 articles in less than two years as a member of Rant Sports. His blog, Eagles Central, was named the 2010 Ballhyped Sports Blog of the Year. To read a portfolio of Bryn’s best work, click here.