Griffen Kramer, 18, a backup quarterback on the Thousand Oaks High School football team and son of former NFL QB Erik Kramer, died Sunday night at a friend's home, according to a statement issued by his school.
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Lichtl said Kramer's death stunned the tight-knit suburban campus just northwest of Los Angeles. He said students spent a good part of Monday visiting a grief room where they exchanged reminisces about Kramer and made cards in his memory.
"Griffen had a wonderful personality, he was a very endearing young man and he'll be greatly missed," Lichtl said. "The students and faculty are continuing to offer emotional support to each other and to Griffen's family."
Kramer, who had been injured earlier in the season, took part in Friday night's game and attended a practice Saturday.
His father played ten years in the NFL, including five seasons with the Chicago Bears. Now a color analyst for Bears preseason broadcasts, he set single-season team records in 1995 for pass attempts (522), completions (315) and yards passing (3,838). He also holds the Bears' record for lifetime passer rating at 80.7.
In addition to his father, Griffen Kramer is survived by his mother and a younger brother.