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Former NFL Player Uche Nwaneri Dead At 38

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Former linebacker for the NFL Uche Nwaneri died Friday after being found unresponsive in the bedroom of his wife’s Indiana home.

Police in West Lafayette received an emergency call from Nwaneri’s wife around 1 a.m. on Friday with a report that the former Jacksonville player had collapsed in the bedroom. An autopsy performed on Monday preliminarily revealed that Nwaneri died of an “enlarged heart with acute heart failure,” TMZ reported. An official cause will not be released until toxicology reports are available.

Following his NFL career, Nwaneri hosted a YouTube channel, “The Observant Lineman,”  where he not only discussed sports, but also revealed his love for Star Wars video games and electronics.