Former Jaguars lineman Uche Nwaneri dies at 38
He died on Friday, Dec. 30, Jacksonville Jaguars announced on Monday afternoon, Jan. 2.
Nwaneri was at his wife’s home in West Lafayette, Indiana, after driving up from Georgia, last week when he apparently collapsed, according to the Lafayette Journal and Courier.
His wife found him unresponsive in a bedroom around 1 a.m. and called police.
Preliminary results from an autopsy indicate a possible heart attack.
Officials have found no signs of foul play.
Nwaneri played in the league for seven seasons from 2007-2013.
He briefly signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2014, but did not end up making their roster.
“On behalf of the Jaguars organization and my family, our thoughts are with Uche’s family and friends at this terrible time,” Jaguars executive Tony Khan, who is the son of owner Shad Khan, tweeted on Monday. Continue reading