Luke Laufenberg, son of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Babe Laufenberg, has died after a battle with cancer.
Babe posted on Twitter Thursday saying "we lost a son, a friend, and a warrior."
Today we lost a son, a brother, a friend, and a warrior. Have never seen a person battle like Luke Laufenberg, but he lost his fight with cancer. He was truly inspirational. The hole in our hearts will never be filled. You are my hero. RIP my sweet Luke. See you on the other side pic.twitter.com/HF1xfw19Xi— Babe Laufenberg (@BabeLaufenberg) August 22, 2019
Luke was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma in 2017, according to ESPN. He was a tight end for the University of Texas at El Paso Miners.
It was 98 degrees on July 10. Luke had lifted weights and was working on his routes. I loved coaching him. Receptive to coaching. Two days later, he was told he had 2-8 weeks to live. All he wanted in life was to play football. TY @UTEPAthletics @UTEPFB pic.twitter.com/ygmrRSzlgd— Babe Laufenberg (@BabeLaufenberg) August 23, 2019
Luke was 21 years old.