The football community in the Bay Area is in mourning Tuesday after learning that former Stanford University tight end and San Francisco 49er Konrad Reuland died after suffering a brain aneurysm.
The 29-year-old football player, who played his last bit of NFL action with the Baltimore Ravens, was pronounced dead Monday after originally enduring the medical issue on Nov. 28. Reuland underwent emergency surgery one day later, but eventually succumbed to his injury.
"We lost a Raven today," Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh told reporters during a postgame press conference Monday night. "Just want to offer condolences to his family. We love Konrad Reuland. Every single guy in that locker room loves him who knows him."
Before signing with the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and playing three seasons in the NFL with the New York Jets and Ravens, Reuland donned the red and white of Stanford in 2009 and 2010. In 26 total contests, the Southern California native snagged 27 receptions for 351 career yards and one score.
Konrad's former Stanford comrade Chase Thomas issued an emotional statement of sadness after learning the news.
"My brother never gave up, he fought to the very end," the former Cardinal defensive end penned on Twitter. "I love you Konrad, and you will be truly missed yet always remembered. Rest in Peace."
The Stanford football team also took to Twitter and offered a similar sentiment.
"We have lost a bright light in our beloved brother, Konrad Reuland," the message read. "His memory and spirit will never leave us. We love you."
Appearing in 30 career NFL games, Reuland caught 12 balls for 90 yards.