Former Rutgers LB, two-time team captain dies at 45
Former Rutgers linebacker and two-time team captain Brian Sheridan died on Tuesday, the school announced. He was 45.
Sheridan, who was from Union, New Jersey, was the head football coach at American Heritage High School in Delray Beach, Florida. He began his coaching career shortly after concluding his time on the playing field, having over 20 years of experience.
According to the release from Rutgers, Sheridan was a four-time letterwinner with the Scarlet Knights, playing from 1993-97. He was a two-time team captain and still owns the school record for single-season tackles, piling up 161 stops during his final year in Piscataway. He was named the Most Valuable Player on Rutgers’ team that season and was a second-team All-Big East selection.
When Sheridan’s career at Rutgers came to an end, he had collected 389 total tackles.
Per the release, Sheridan had been promoted to the head coach position at American Heritage last December.