Uche Nwaneri was a ex- NFL offensive lineman that played for seven seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, has died The team announced it on Monday. He was 38.
Nwaneri passed away on Friday in his spouse’s West Lafayette, Indiana, home after a visit to Georgia as reported by The Lafayette Journal & Courier. Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello said Nwaneri’s wife found him in her bedroom home at about 1 a.m. ET and demanded assistance.
Costello claimed there was no sign of a foul play, and a preliminary investigation concluded that the ex- NFL player passed away from the possibility of a heart attack.
The news of Nwaneri’s passing resonated throughout all corners of the NFL world.
He Jaguars selected to draft him during the 5th round in 2007’s draft. the player worked his way into becoming an offensive guard who protects quarterbacks such as David Garrard, Luke McCown, Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne.
He started 92 games for Jacksonville out of 104 games that he played in during his career.
Jacksonville let him go after the 2013 season, and it was time to enter the free-agent market in March of 2014. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys later that summer but he never joined the team and was cut prior to the start of the season.
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