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UConn QB Bryant Shirreffs and Family Dealt with Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma affected the Shirreffs family in more ways than one.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc across the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia and the southeast. The devastation the storm left behind is incomprehensible.

For UConn Huskies quarterback Bryant Shirreffs, it affected his family in more ways than one.

It was supposed to be his first game back as the UConn starting quarterback this past Saturday versus the South Florida Bulls. But the threat of Hurricane Irma to the Tampa area caused problems for USF’s travel plans and the game was canceled.

Bryant’s brother, Evan Shirreffs, the backup quarterback for the Miami-Florida Hurricanes, was forced to evacuate Coral Gables and headed back to their family home in Georgia where he stayed with their father John. Fortunately, their mother Linda was in Connecticut to visit with Bryant, his fiancé Alexa Bonnes, and their son Brayden.

As the storm made it’s way into Georgia on Monday, Shirreffs’ father and brother lost power in their home and had some tree damage. Luckily everyone is safe and sound.

In his weekly press conference, head coach Randy Edsall mentioned he spoke with all of the players who were from Florida to ensure their families were okay. So far, so good.