Uche Nwaneri, who used to play offensive line for the Jaguars, has died. Let’s look at Uche Nwaneri cause of death and how he died.
How did Uche Nwaneri die?
Former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Uche Nwaneri died on Friday from congestive heart failure. He was found unresponsive by police. He was 38.
When the police heard that the former guard had passed out in a bedroom around 1 a.m., Nwaneri was likely at his wife’s house in West Lafayette.
Tony Khan, the Jaguars’ chief football strategy officer, said the following about Nwaneri on behalf of the team:
Rest In Peace, Uche Nwaneri. @Chukwu77 played 7 seasons with the @Jaguars, 2007-2013, and forged a strong bond with the Jags fans that's remained to this day.
On behalf of the Jaguars organization and my family, our thoughts are with Uche's family + friends at this terrible time.
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) January 2, 2023
Uche Nwaneri Cause of Death
The reason why Uche Nwaneri died has left the community in tears. The Lafayette Journal & Courier says that Nwaneri drove from Georgia to Indiana to see his wife.
Friday morning at 1 a.m., she found him unconscious in a bedroom of her West Lafayette home. She called 911.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Uche Nwaneri. pic.twitter.com/UstPAT1i6U
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) January 2, 2023
Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello said that the early results of an autopsy showed no signs of wrongdoing and that he may have died of a heart attack instead. She is waiting for the results of a toxicology test to find out what happened.
We are trying to get in touch with Uche Nwaneri’s friends and family to find out more about how he died. This section will be changed as soon as we find out anything new about the sad event that made many people cry.
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Who Was Uche Nwaneri?
Nwaneri was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1984. His parents had moved there from Nigeria in 1973. His parents named him Uchechukwu Nwaneri, which means “God’s wish” in their language.
He told the Lafayette Journal & Courier that he wanted to join the Purdue University football team in West Lafayette, Indiana.
He played for the Jacksonville Jaguars for seven years after they picked him in the fifth round of the NFL Draft in 2007. NBC Sports says that out of the 104 games he played for the Jaguars, 92 of them were as a starter. After he was cut from the team, he briefly played for his hometown team, the Dallas Cowboys, before being released at the end of the 2014 season.
Uche Nwaneri YouTube Channel
After he left the NFL, he started a YouTube channel called “The Observant Lineman,” where he and other former players would talk about recent football games.
Just two weeks ago, he posted a show in which he broke down a play by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Tribute To Uche Nwaneri
A lot of people in the football world paid tribute to the football star on Twitter.
I didn't want to comment on this until I had contact with his family but now it's gone public.
Uche Nwaneri passed away. He was a great guy and he really loved G+G. Until I get more info from his family, I probably will not comment any further.
RIP Brother 🙏 pic.twitter.com/vf4Pcw43lJ
— DDayCobra (@DDayCobra) January 2, 2023
“RIP Uche Nwaneri and my condolences to him and his family. To me, Uche brought so much wonderful entertainment to Geeks and Gamers. It was truly awesome that@DDayCobra was able have Uche on the team. One more thing: between @Drunk3po and Uche, there can only be one WOW”
Tweeted Mecha Fishman:
“I just heard about Uche and just shocked seeing another football player so young passing away. I’m sending prayers to his family, friends, colleagues and especially to Five and to Tree who just lost a dear friend of theirs. R.I.P. Uche Nwaneri”
Our deepest condolences to the Nwaneri family on the passing of Uche Nwaneri
Uche will forever be remembered for the positive impact he had on the Jacksonville community.
He will be dearly missed pic.twitter.com/v1RhoPBnZJ
— 1010 XL / 92.5 FM (@1010XL) January 2, 2023
Eugene Frenette tweeted:
“#Jaguars fans will be sad to hear passing of former G Uche Nwaneri at 38, collapsing from a possible heart attack in wife’s home in West Lafayette. Uch was one of the coolest cats to ever occupy that locker room. Opinionated and so loveable. What a tragedy to be taken so young.”
“Uche Nwaneri was one of the best interior offensive linemen the Jags ever had. Listened to his stuff on YouTube after he retired a ton. Seemed like a great guy. Only 38 years old and no foul play involved I’m speechless right now. RIP”
hate hearing about the passing of former Jag Uche Nwaneri…tough kid who showed up every week for the Jags…RIP…
— Dan Hicken (@DanHicken) January 2, 2023
Uche Nwaneri passed away Friday this is terrible news he was a great guy, we had good conversations. He was a genuine person may his soul rest in peace. I’m just baffled he’s gone….I honestly don’t know what to say….Rest in peace Uche.”
Losing a loved one is one of the worst things that can happen in life. At the end of every trip, there must be a place to go. Since the person has died, it is sad that their time on earth is over.
We wish him eternal peace and think of and pray for his family, friends, and loved ones. May he finally be at peace.
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