Jaden Flaby, a former football player at both New Mexico and Texas schools, has died, the schools announced on social media on Monday.
Hallaby’s relatives posted on social media on Sunday that he had been missing since Friday and that his family “had not been able to trace any of his devices.” He was last seen in Dallas, and there is no official word on his cause of death.
Hallaby spent the 2022 season at the University of New Mexico, playing both tight end and running back. He was scouted to Texas in 2020 and played two games there that season. He redshirted in Texas in 2021 before the transfer.
“It is extremely shocking and tragic news to hear of Jaden’s death,” Texas manager Steve Sarkisian said in a statement. “He was a wonderful person and one that we all enjoyed being around, coaching and spending time with. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and teammates and this We would like to extend our deepest condolences to them during this difficult time.”
A native of Dallas, Flabby graduated from Mansfield-Timberview High School and attended Dan Bishop in Dallas as a senior in high school, where he won a state title.
Last season, he caught two passes for New Mexico for 44 yards and 13 carries for 59 yards. He entered the transfer portal after the 2022 season at UNM.