|Former standout Texas Tech linebacker dies at 44|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 07 April 2009 09:57|
His mother said he died early Monday of heart failure at her home in Arlington. She said she received the autopsy results Tuesday. His father told the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal his son had high blood pressure and breathing problems.
Brad Hastings was a three-time all-Southwest Conference player who brought hope to Texas Tech's struggling program as a top recruit in the 1980s. He was Texas Tech's career tackling leader for 15 years after making 480 tackles from 1983-86. He's still second on that list.
His father, Fred Hastings, said knee trouble kept his son from pursuing a pro career.