Community mourns death of former BA athlete Brandon Adams

Community mourns death of former BA athlete Brandon Adams

A celebrated Brentwood Academy alum has died unexpectedly.

Brandon Adams, who had gone to play football at Georgia Tech, passed away Saturday at the age of 21. No cause of death is known at this time.

Adams is a 2016 alum of BA and a captain and state champion for the football program. He also excelled at track and field and wrestling as an Eagle.

“Our entire Georgia Tech football family is heartbroken by the news of Brandon’s passing,” GA’s head football coach Geoff Collins said in a release from the school.

“In the short time that I have had the privilege and honor of knowing Brandon, I admired and respected him, first and foremost as a terrific human being, but also as an outstanding teammate and leader. Jennifer and I offer our thoughts, prayers and unconditional support to his parents, Lisa and Reginald, his sister, Rian, and all of his family and friends, especially his brothers in our football program.”

Arrangements are not complete at this time, per Georgia Tech.

The football community at Brentwood Academy and beyond poured out condolences for the tragic loss and exalted Adams’ character.

BA’s Twitter account shared many the messages below, with others sharing similar outpourings of support and memory.

Photo from Georgia Tech athletics.

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