Navy football player dies after being found unresponsive in dorm room
Navy football player David Forney has died after he was found unresponsive in his dorm room by a fellow teammate earlier this week. The Naval Academy said in a statement that Forney passed away on Thursday night. He was just 22.
A cause of death was not mentioned.
Forney was a three-year letterman at Navy and played in 39-straight games over the last three seasons. He started all 13 games for the Midshipmen in 2019.
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“Words cannot express our pain and sorrow,” Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo said in a statement. “First and foremost, our deepest condolences to the Forney family. The Navy Football Brotherhood is not a team, we are a family. We are devastated to have lost one of our brothers. We all loved — and will always love — David. We pray for strength during this most difficult time.”
Forney was a native of Walkersville, Maryland and would have graduated on May 22. According to the release from the Naval Academy, he had been assigned to commission as a cryptologic warfare officer.