June 12, 2018, 5:36 pm
(STATS) - Colgate is mourning the recent death of all-time leading rusher Jordan Scott.
Scott, 31, went missing during a vacation in Thailand last week. He failed to surface after jumping into a body of water about 150 feet deep at a dam near Surat Thani in the Ban Ta Khun district. Officials confirmed his death on Tuesday.
The native of Washington, D.C., graduated from Colgate in 2009 following a career in which he rushed for 5,621 yards and scored 57 touchdowns - both Patriot League records until Fordham's Chase Edmonds surpassed them last fall.
"If heaven has a game tonight, I know who is getting the ball," Colgate coach Dan Hunt wrote in a tweet. Hunt was an assistant coach when Scott played in the program.
A GoFundMe account was created to assist the Scott family.