The extended Louisville football family is the latest to feel the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a release Wednesday, Louisville confirmed that the father of wide receiver Corey Reed Jr. passed away this morning at an Atlanta hospital due to complications from COVID-19. Corey Reed Sr. was just 43 years old.
“My deepest condolences go out to Corey and his entire family,” Louisville football head coach Scott Satterfield said in a statement. “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.”
Coming out of high school in Atlanta, Reed was a three-star member of the Louisville football Class of 2017. After catching eight passes for 145 yards in 13 games as a true freshman, the 6-3, 206-pound receiver didn’t catch a pass at all in 2018 as he appeared in just two games.
In March of last year, Reed announced that he would be transferring out of the Louisville football program. After spending one season at an Iowa junior college, Reed transferred back to the Cardinals earlier this offseason.
Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to Reed and his entire family.