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Athletes react on social media to Garrett Reid's death

In the moments following the Eagles’ announcement that Garrett Reid, the oldest son of coach Andy Reid, was found dead in his Lehigh University dorm Sunday morning, several athletes took to Twitter to show their support for Andy and share condolences.

Athletes react on social media to Garrett Reid's death

(Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff Photographer)
(Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff Photographer)

In the moments following the Eagles’ announcement that Garrett Reid, the oldest son of coach Andy Reid, was found dead in his Lehigh University dorm Sunday morning, several athletes took to Twitter to show their support for Andy and share condolences.

Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson tweeted, "My blessings go out to the Reid Family .. We lost a close 1 this morning .."

Shortly after Jackson's tweet, fellow wide receiver Jeremy Maclin sent out, "Prayers go out to coach Reid and his family....RIP Garrett...much love!"

Michael Vick tweeted, "My condolences go out to Coach Reid and his family. Stay strong and we LOVE you coach."

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Former Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter tweeted, “@Eagles Prayers go out to Andy Reid and family so sad to hear his son passing, praying for you and the fam”

Former Eagles running back Brian Westbrook tweeted, "So very sad to hear the news about Garrett Reid!! Bless the Reid family and friends!!? So sorry for your lost!?"

Former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins tweeted, "My prayers 4 strength & Healing Father, 4 Coach Reid , Tammy and Family. RIP Garret!!!!"

Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald tweeted, "Love coach Reid my heart breaks for him and his family. Please keep them in prayer."

Giants running back Danny Ware tweeted, “No Man/Father or Woman/Mother should have to face the loss of a son or daughter - tragic - prayers go out to Coach Reid and family #respect”

Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey tweeted, “Thoughts & Prayers to Coach Andy Reid on the loss of his son. May God give you the strength.”

Millville, N.J. native and American League MVP candidate Mike Trout tweeted, “My thoughts and prayers are with Andy Reid his family #Eagles”

Former Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk tweeted, "Thoughts and prayers go out to coach Reid and his family"

Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley tweeted, “Thoughts and prayers go out 2 andy reid, his family, and entire the eagles organization”

Giants defensive end Justin Tuck tweeted, “Prayers go out to Andy Reid and his family.”

Steelers safety Ryan Clark tweeted, “Prayers go out to Andy Reid and his family. Couldn't imagine planning a funeral for my child. Really a sad day! May God be with them.”

Saints offensive tackle Zach Strief tweeted, “My thoughts and prayers go out to coach Andy Reid and his family. What a horrible tragedy.”

Texans wide receiver Jerrell Jackson tweeted, “Praying for Eagles Coach Andy Reid and family. His son was found dead this morning.”

Bills linebacker Shawn Merriman tweeted, “That's tragic news regarding Andy Reid my heart goes out to him and his family much prayers”

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