Reuland died suddenly from a brain aneurysm in 2016 at the age of 29. Per NFL Media’s release:
“Featured on NFL GameDay Kickoff is former Walter Payton Man of the Year award winner Jason Taylor visiting with Baltimore Ravens nominee Benjamin Watson, as well as the story of former Ravens tight end Konrad Reuland, who died of a brain aneurysm in 2016 and donated his organs. Reuland’s heart went to Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew, who is one of over 75 people whose lives have been helped or saved by Reuland’s donation of his organs and tissue.”
Reuland was an undrafted free agent in 2011, signed by the San Francisco 49ers. He also spent time with the New York Jets (2012-’13), Colts (2014), Ravens (2014-’15) and again with the Colts (2016). He was a free agent at the time of his death.
NFL Network’s pregame coverage of the Colts-Ravens matchup will run from 2:00-4:30 PM ET.