The MSU football program has paid their respects to former linebacker Reginald “Reggie” J. Garnett, 38, after his death Dec. 25, 2012.
Garnett started all four years at MSU during the 1990s and signed with the NFL’s Carolina Panthers, only to have his career cut short because of an injury.
MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio expressed his condolences and explained that Garnett was a true Spartan.
“Reggie was an outstanding young man, who will be missed by all of us. We’d like to express our deepest sympathy to his family as well as his extended Spartan family.“ Dantonio said in a statement.
Garnett died after slipping into a diabetic coma.
The news about his death also was spread via the MSU football twitter account on that Christmas day.
“Saddened to learn of the passing of former Spartan LB Reggie Garnett (1993-96). Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.“