Former Jaguars Guard, Garland-Native Uche Nwaneri Dies After Collapsing at Wife's Home

Former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive guard Uchechukwu "Uche" Nwaneri, who grew up in and went to high school in North Texas and was briefly signed...

January 6, 2023
3:26 AM

Former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive guard Uchechukwu "Uche" Nwaneri, who grew up in and went to high school in North Texas and was briefly signed to the Dallas Cowboys, died Dec. 30, 2022, after collapsing in his wife's home. He was 38. According to a report in the Lafayette Journal & Courier, Uche was at his wife's home in West Lafayette, Indiana when she found him unresponsive in a bedroom at about 1 a.m. The J&C, citing the Tippecanoe County Coroner, said preliminary results indicate Uche possibly died of a heart attack, pending toxicology results.

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