Louis Nix, former NFL defensive tackle, dies at age 29

Former NFL defensive tackle Louis Nix has passed away, the University of Notre Dame confirmed Sunday. He was 29 years old.

Nix had been reported missing this past Wednesday and then was found Saturday, per the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office. He’d recently survived a December shooting outside a Jacksonville gas station, according to JSO.

Nix has been out of the NFL for four years. The Notre Dame product was a third-round draft pick of the Texans in 2014. He sat out his entire rookie campaign because of injury, played one year with the Giants, which produced all four appearances of his pro career, and then spent a final season on the practice squads of Washington and the Jaguars.

He was a Jacksonville native.

We are saddened by the loss of one of our own, Louis Nix III. We send our deepest condolences and love to his family, friends and football brotherhood.

Forever in our hearts, Big Lou. ☘️https://t.co/0BASrBU77z pic.twitter.com/NVKQZeOW1t

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