Former University of Notre Dame standout George Atkinson III has died at the age of 27, TMZ reports.
Atkinson III, the son of former Super Bowl champion George Atkinson II, reportedly died Monday, less than one year after his twin brother committed suicide. His cause of death is not known.
Atkinson III has spoke publicly of the difficulty he had following his brother’s death last December. In a letter written in October, he said Josh’s death put him “on an emotional roller coaster and in a real dark place.”
A top recruit coming out of high school, Atkinson III, starred at Notre Dame from 2011 to 2013. He went on to play two seasons in the NFL for the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns.