Uche Nwaneri Dies: Uchechukwu Eberechukwu Nwaneri (March 20, 1984 – December 30, 2022) was a guard for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). His collegiate football career began at Purdue, and the Jaguars picked him in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. The Observant Lineman was a YouTube channel he managed after he retired.
Former Jaguars Offensive Lineman Uche Nwaneri Dies At 38!
Former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive tackle Uche Nwaneri passed away Friday at his home in West Lafayette, Indiana. He had reached the ripe old age of 38. West Lafayette police and Tippecanoe County Coroner Carrie Costello say Nwaneri’s wife discovered him unresponsive in a bedroom at around 1 a.m. ET (via the Lafayette Journal & Courier).
Until the findings of the toxicology study are in, doctors can only rule out the possibility of a heart attack. On Monday, doctors performed an autopsy and found no evidence of murder. Jaguars chief football strategy officer and son of owner Shad Khan, Tony Khan, tweeted on Monday, “Rest In Peace, Uche Nwaneri.
[Nwaneri] played seven seasons with the Jaguars, 2007-2013, and developed a deep bond with the Jags fans that have endured to this day.” My family and I, along with everyone in the Jaguars organization, are thinking of Uche’s loved ones at this difficult time.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of Uche Nwaneri. pic.twitter.com/UstPAT1i6U
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) January 2, 2023
After playing college football at Purdue, Jacksonville drafted Nwaneri in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. In 2008, he became a regular member of the starting lineup after making one start as a rookie. The Jaguars kept Nwaneri as a starter through the 2013 campaign.
Nwaneri played in a total of 104 games over his professional career, 92 of which he started. Teammate Maurice Jones-Drew benefited from his blocking in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Jones-1,606 Drew’s running yards in 2011 were the most in the NFL.
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