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Death of son of Utah State football coach Blake Anderson announced by university

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Head coach Blake Anderson of the Utah State Aggies during the first half of his team's game against the New Mexico Lobos at University Stadium on November 26, 2021.

In an announcement made Tuesday, Utah State University revealed that one of the sons of Utah State’s head football coach, Blake Anderson, has died.

Aggies Athletic Director John Hartwell didn’t say which of Anderson’s sons had passed away and no further details were released. In Hartwell’s post, thoughts and prayers from the university, the athletics program, and the football program were given to Anderson and his family following the tragic death.

Anderson’s late wife, Wendy, died in August 2019 following a three-year battle with cancer. Her death impacted him to move to Logan for a fresh start and from there, he would become USU football’s head coach after seven years as Arkansas State’s head coach.

Following the announcement and a tweet made to his personal account, Anderson started receiving an overwhelming amount of support from Aggie Nation on Twitter.

Jared Gereau is pursuing a Journalism major with an emphasis in Social Media at Utah State University. He is planning on using his experience to pursue a career with USU Athletics sometime after he graduates. In his free time, Jared enjoys watching movies, playing games and creating content for his YouTube channel.