The following is a statement on the passing of Ted Agu from Stefano Bertozzi, Dean of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. Ted was a public health major at Cal and a second-team Pac-12 All-Academic selection this past fall.
“Ted’s untimely death is a great shock; not only was he a star athlete on the Cal football team, but he was also a strong student with plans for medical school. Those who knew him have commented that despite having the impressive physicality of a football player, he had a charming warmth of character.
“Ted demonstrated strong leadership skills, serving as an informal peer adviser for incoming freshman football players. He was passionate about using the influence of football players and coaches to improve healthy behaviors among youth in our community and was planning to work with the School on a project related to this.
“He will long be remembered.”