Garrett Dolan, a 23-year-old All-American linebacker from Houston Baptist who was working to achieve his NFL dream, passed away over the weekend the university announced on Monday. Dolan was a leader for the Huskies football program and a player who was loved by all of those around him.
After news of his passing became public, the Houston Baptist community and college football world came together to honor the late linebacker while sharing their fondest memories of his time on earth.
Many of his teammates took to Twitter with tributes to their former teammate.
R.I.P to my brother Garrett Dolan. Words can’t begin to describe the relationship we’ve developed over the past 5 years. This insurmountable pain won’t go away and I doubt it ever will. Ima cherish the memories we’ve made forever family. I love you FOREVER Glock .40 ! pic.twitter.com/AaXu4UX15u
— Cortez Iwuagwu (@Selfmade_Tezz) May 7, 2018
We were just talking about how motivated we were to put our university on the map. You motivated me more than you would ever know! This one right here hurts! RIP @GKD_40.
— CH21ERA (@Chris_Hardeman1) May 7, 2018
Waking up to the news about my brother @GKD_40 …this cannot be real…no words will ever be enough. Rest in paradise buddy
— DDunk (@David9Dunks) May 7, 2018
One of the most humble, and hardworking teammates I had the pleasure to play along side with for 3 years. Couldn’t believe it when I heard the news. Prayers out to his family man, so sad. It’s a cold world we live in. Rest In Peace Garrett @GKD_40 pic.twitter.com/apRCtsS7SZ
— Prince Sam (@P_sam23) May 7, 2018
Rest in Heaven @GKD_40 .. The truest and best definition of a blue collared guy. Left a legacy here most ppl would only dream of. You and the rest of the HBU family are in my thoughts and prayers.
— Jonathan Aguilar (@JonAg_56) May 7, 2018
When I hosted @GKD_40 on his first visit I knew he was special. We sweat, bled, and cried together. We nearly killed ourselves to lay a foundation. It was great to share a field with him. It was a blessing to share a friendship with him. I’ll miss you brother. #glock40
— Jonathan Fleming (@JonFlem) May 7, 2018
An amazing leader, mentor, man, and brother. Rest easy Glock. It was an HONOR to go to battle with you. You touched lives in ways you will never understand. I was blessed to know you. @GKD_40 #40reasons pic.twitter.com/K4kFckg5EZ
— Caleb Johnson (@caleb2raw) May 7, 2018
Our hearts are heavy this morning…thoughts and prayers for the @HBU_Football family as they mourn the loss of their son their teammate their leader Garrett Dolan @GKD_40 “I am full of sorrow my heart is breaking of sadness…” Mark 14:34
— HBU Men’s Soccer (@HBUMSoccer) May 7, 2018
.@GKD_40, you were an amazing teammate and an even better friend. It depresses me knowing you’re gone. We’ve had some really fun moments on and off the field man. Love you and will always miss you. #krazydildos #genosbaby #gonebutneverforgotten
— KNOTT$ (@Austin_Knotts) May 7, 2018
Can’t fathom such talent being lost. With my HBU Family as the mourn the loss of @GKD_40. You helped build our Football Tradition at @HoustonBaptistU and you will always be remembered for that! Praying for all Garrett’s family & close friends at this time. #HBUStrong
— Erica Amaya (@fricafricafresh) May 7, 2018
— Kelvin Melgar (@officialKelvinM) May 7, 2018
Still can’t believe it. I’ll never forget the first time Cody introduced us. You were an amazing football player but an even better person. Prayers for your family and loved ones @GKD_40. Life is way too short. pic.twitter.com/MlTorgs5yD
— Marshall Green (@Marsh_G10) May 7, 2018
So many you touched, so many you inspired, so many you made Smile even when things weren’t great in their lives! Your soul, your presence, & heart will forever be missed G your HBU family Loves you Brodie! @GKD_40 Forever in our Hearts
— Coast2Coast (@TripleC_34) May 7, 2018
Our deepest condolences go out to Dolan’s family and friends, and the entire Houston Baptist community during this difficult time.