A former Notre Dame and NFL football player, Louis Nix who went missing on Wednesday, was found dead on Saturday; according to Action News Jacksonville. His mother confirmed his death with Ben Becker.
“The mother of Louis Nix has confirmed to me that the former Raines High School and Notre Dame star who played in the NFL has passed away,” Becker reported.
NOTRE DAME Nation: Let’s all do our best to reach out and connect with Louis Nix. Louis, let us know you are doing alright or that you may need your NOTRE DAME family and friends for assistance.☘️ pic.twitter.com/AF9fg8vN9K
— Brian Kelly (@CoachBrianKelly) February 27, 2021
29 Year Old Nix, was reported missing by concerned family members to the police on Wednesday. He was last seen at 10 a.m. in a gray 2014 Hyundai sedan belonging to his father, authorities reported. After searching for the man to no avail, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office posted a cryptic tweet disclosing that Nix had been located– but offering no indication of his condition.
Nix’s former coach Brian Kelly at Notre Dame took to Twitter to help the family locate the former athlete.
“Let’s all do our best to reach out and connect with Louis Nix. Louis, let us know you are doing alright or that you may need your NOTRE DAME family and friends for assistance,” he wrote.
The NFL defensive tackle was recovering from serious injuries sustained during a robbery attempt in Jacksonville, according to Action News Jacksonville.
According to Sports Reference, Nix played in the NFL from 2014 to 2017. He was drafted in 2014 by The Houston Texans as a third-round draft pick and 83rd overall. He also played for the New York Giants.