Former Liberty Christian Athlete Dies of Cancer

Former Liberty Christian Athlete Dies of Cancer

Former Liberty Christian Athlete Dies of Cancer

by Steve Gamel

Luke Laufenberg

Luke Laufenberg (left) photo courtesy of Denton Record-Chronicle

The entire Murray Media family sends out its heartfelt condolences to the family of Luke Laufenberg, a former Liberty Christian student-athlete who died on August 22 after losing his two-year fight against cancer. He was 21.

Luke was the son of ex-Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current Cowboys radio analyst Babe Laufenberg.

Luke was declared cancer-free in May 2018. He had resumed his football career as a tight end at UTEP when he eventually received the crushing news in April that his cancer had returned.
He never got the chance to play for the Miners. He and his family were informed in July that his condition was terminal and that he had just weeks to live.

Babe Laufenberg shared a poignant message on Twitter shortly after his son’s passing.

“Today we lost a son, a brother, a friend, and a warrior,” he said. “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.”

Luke was a multi-sport star at Liberty Christian and initially committed to Arkansas as a preferred
walk-on before going to Texas A&M in the same capacity. According to 247Sports, he transferred
to Mesa Community College and played in six games during the 2017 season. After sitting out the 2018 season, he signed with UTEP. He was expected to play this season for the Miners on a full scholarship.

Luke was beloved by everyone who knew him. He will be missed.

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