Kostadinos Karageorge was found dead today of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 22 years old. He went missing Tuesday night after sending a cryptic text to his mother, apologizing for any embarrassment and remarking that numerous concussions were affecting him. Kosta had a history of concussions, dating back to his days as a wrestler. Some reports indicate he may have suffered a concussion last month, though the cause was not specified.
The 6'5" 285 lbs. athlete had walked on to the Ohio State football team this season after a career as a heavyweight wrestler. A sixth-place finisher in the state his senior year in high school, he won 35 matches for the Buckeyes, including invitational titles at Eastern Michigan, Appalachian State, and the Greyhound Opens. He appeared in one game for the Buckeyes this season.
Kostadinos, who was known as both Kosta and by his middle name of Alex, hailed from Worthington, OH. He was known for his closeness to his family and his dedication to his friends and loved ones. He was the only son of George and Susan Karageorge, and brother to Sophia. He was to be honored on Saturday for Senior Day.
The thoughts, prayers, and concerns of the OTE community go out to his family for the loss of their beloved son.