New Mexico DE Flowers dies at 21

Field Level Media

November 05, 2019 at 7:04 pm.

New Mexico defensive end Nahje Flowers has died, the school announced Tuesday morning.

No details on the cause of death were released.

Flowers, 21, was a redshirt junior from Los Angeles, where he attended Dorsey High School. Scheduled media availability with Lobos players on Tuesday was canceled.

“Earlier this morning we were made aware of the tragic loss of Nahje Flowers,” New Mexico coach Bob Davie said in a statement. “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.”

According to New Mexico athletic director Eddie Nunez, grief counselors were made available to members of the athletic program. The school’s medical team and a psychologist also were made available.

Davie and the rest of his coaching staff met with Lobos football players early Tuesday morning.

“Nahje was an incredible young man,” Nunez said in a statement. “Our entire Lobo football family mourns his passing, and our prayers go out to his family.”

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