UNM Football Player Nahje Flowers has passed away

UNM head football coach Bob Davie has canceled his press conference today as the team mourns the loss of defensive lineman Nahje Flowers.

Davie and athletic director Eddie Nuñez received word this morning that Flowers passed away.

The cause of death is not known at this time. Flowers was 21 years old.

“Earlier this morning, I was made aware of the tragedy involving one of our student-athletes Nahje Flowers. Coach Davie and members of the staff met with the team around 7:30.” Nuñez said in a statement released to the media.

“Grief counselors, members of our medical team, and a psychologist are being made available. These services will be available to the team and staff for as long as needed. Our focus right now is on the well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff and the support needed. Nahje was an incredible young man. Our entire Lobo Football family mourns his passing, and our prayers go out to his family.”