ATLATNA, Ga. (WTOC) - The Georgia Tech football family is mourning again as the school announced that incoming freshman, Bryce Gowdy died at age 17.
The team lost rising senior, Brandon Adams earlier in the year.
Gowdy signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Tech earlier this month.
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Gowdy was hit by a freight train around 4 a.m. on Monday in Deerfield Beach, citing a preliminary incident report from the Broward Sheriff’s Office. They said Gowdy was taken to Broward Health North where he died, according to the BSO.
“Our entire Georgia Tech football family is devastated by the news of Bryce’s passing,” Georgia Tech football head coach Geoff Collins said. “Bryce was an outstanding young man with a very bright future. He was a great friend to many, including many of our current and incoming team members. On behalf of our coaches, players, staff and families, we offer our deepest condolences to Bryce’s mother, Shibbon, and his brothers, Brisai and Brayden, as well as the rest of his family members, his teammates and coaches at Deerfield Beach High School, and his many friends. Bryce and his family will always be a part of the Georgia Tech football family.”
Gowdy, from Deerfield Beach, Fla., was a standout wide receiver at Deerfield Beach H.S. He helped lead the team to 30 wins over the past three seasons, including a 10-4 record and appearance in state quarterfinals as a senior in 2019 and a 12-2 record and the state semifinals as a junior in 2018. He was rated as a four-star prospect by all major recruiting services and was the No. 37-ranked wide receiver in the nation according to Rivals.
Gowdy finished his senior coursework at Deerfield Beach H.S. a semester early and was expected to move to Atlanta this weekend and begin classes at Georgia Tech on Monday, January 6, 2020 as an early enrollee.