Uche Nwaneri, a former NFL offensive lineman who performed seven seasons for the Jacksonville Jaguars, has died, the crew introduced Monday. He was 38.
Nwaneri died Friday at his spouse’s West Lafayette, Indiana, dwelling after making a visit up from Georgia, in accordance with the Lafayette Journal & Courier. Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello stated Nwaneri’s spouse discovered him unresponsive in a bed room of her home at round 1 a.m. ET and known as for assist.
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Costello stated there have been no indicators of foul participant and a preliminary investigation decided that the previous NFL participant died of a potential coronary heart assault.
Phrase of Nwaneri’s dying resonated within the NFL world.
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Nwaneri’s mother and father immigrated to america from Nigeria within the Nineteen Seventies, in accordance with the Journal & Courier. He was born in Dallas, Texas, and went to Purdue to play faculty soccer.
The Jaguars selected him within the fifth spherical of the 2007 draft and he labored his approach as much as being a beginning guard defending quarterbacks like David Garrard, Luke McCown, Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne.
He made 92 begins for Jacksonville out of the 104 video games he appeared in over the course of his profession.
Jacksonville launched him following the 2013 season and he hit the free-agent market in March 2014. He signed with the Dallas Cowboys later that summer season however by no means latched onto the crew and was launched earlier than the beginning of the season.
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In his post-playing profession, Nwaneri launched a YouTube web page to touch upon the happenings of the NFL. He lately posted a YouTube quick speaking concerning the late Franco Harris.