The Green Bay Packers family suffered an immeasurable loss this week. On Tuesday night, Julius Poppinga passed away. He was the son of Brady Poppinga, the former Super Bowl Champion linebacker. At the time, his son was 17 years old.
Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Champion Brady Poppinga Tragically Loses Only Son
According to Loren Ledin of VC Star:
Tragedy has struck Westlake High and its football team with the death of varsity team member Julius Poppinga on Wednesday.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound senior suffered a severe asthma attack last week, according to sources. He apparently incurred a collapsed lung in the hospital and never recovered.
Poppinga played defensive end and on the offensive line for the Warriors. He was also a member of the lacrosse team.
In addition to playing football, Julius also played lacrosse at Westlake High School.
A former college football player at BYU, Julius’ father Brady went on to play professional football in the NFL for eight years, six of which he spent with the Green Bay Packers. Brady was a linebacker on their 2010 Super Bowl-winning team.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Poppinga family during this absolutely heartbreaking time.
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