New Mexico defensive lineman dies at age of 21
On Tuesday, it was announced that New Mexico defensive lineman Nahje Flowers died at the age of 21.
The football program did not disclose a cause of death.
In a statement, New Mexico coach Bob Davie said, “Earlier this morning we were made aware of the tragic loss of Nahje Flowers. Our entire football team and everyone who knew Nahje are devastated by this loss. Nahje was a wonderful person and great teammate. Our entire Lobo Football family mourns his passing and our prayers go out to his family.”
The junior played in six games this season and was a part of New Mexico’s 2016 class. The school canceled a press conference that was scheduled for Tuesday.
“Nahje was an incredible young man,” New Mexico athletic director Eddie Nuñez said in a statement. “Our focus right now is on the well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff and the support needed.”
— New Mexico Football (@UNMLoboFB) November 5, 2019