NCAA football player dies leaving dorm

An offensive lineman for the Air Force, Hunter Brown, has passed away at the age of 21.

According to the school, Brown suffered an unspecified “medical emergency” while leaving his dorm for class on Monday morning, but first responders were unable to save his life.

“Our players, staff and entire Academy have been so blessed and fortunate to have Hunter as a part of our lives. He was a pure joy to coach and have as a teammate,” Troy Calhoun, head football coach, stated. “He was tough, a great worker, and no one unselfishly pulled harder for others than Hunter. His mom and dad, Candyce and Dustin, raised a wonderful son who made each of us a better person. We love our great brother, and our thoughts and prayers are with Hunter’s incredible soul and his family.”

Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Brown was a sophomore. His major was management, and his minor was French. This season, he dressed for the Falcons’ win over Nevada on Sept. 23.

“Hunter was a standout offensive lineman on the Falcon football team and was well-respected in his squadron,” said Lieutenant General Richard M. Clark, superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy. “The entire U.S. Air Force Academy mourns his loss, and our hearts and condolences are with his family, his squadron, and all who were touched by this incredible young man.”

The Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office are investigating Brown’s death, according to the university.