Uche Nwaneri, the American football guard, died at the age of 38 from a heart attack. He played with the Jacksonville Jaguars for seven years in the National Football League.
Born to Nigerian parents, Uche Nwaneri took the first step to his career on July 8, 2003, when he enrolled at Purdue University after receiving F.B.S scholarship offers from Texas A&M and Kentucky.
Later, things took a turn when Nwaneri played seven seasons with the Jaguars after being selected in 2007 in the 5th round of the N.F.L. draft from Purdue University. According to N.B.C Sports, the player played for the Jaguars in 104 games with 92 starts.
In the 2011 N.F.L.the Jaguars won the rushing title, in which Maurice Jones-Drew was responsible for the victory, and Uche was a key member of the offensive line.
However, after leaving the N.F.L., Uche launched a channel on YouTube named ‘The Observant Lineman’ where he, along with other football players who used to play, would revise football games that took place recently.
Was The Cause Of Uche Nwaneri’s Death A Heart Attack?
It was confirmed by the autopsy results from the Tippecanoe County Coroner that Uche Nwaneri’s cause of death on 30 December 2023 was a heart attack.
Uche Nwaneri, the former player for Jacksonville Jaguars, was found unresponsive by his wife in West Lafayette, Indiana, at one in the morning on 30th December 2022, after which she instantly dialed 911.
Unfortunately, the player passed away before medical help could arrive at his wife’s home located in Indiana. According to the Lafayette Journal & Courier, Nwaneri fell ill after driving to his wife’s home in Georgia.
Uche Nwaneri’s team, the Jacksonville Jaguars, confirmed his death on 2 January 2023 to the media.
Amongst many other football community members, the chief football strategy officer for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tony Khan, who is the son of team owner Shahid Khan was seen to have paid respect to Uche Nwaneri on Twitter. He tweeted, “Nwaneri created a deep bond with the Jags fans that are maintained to this day,”
How Much Is Uche Nwaneri’s Net Worth?
According to sources, Uche Nwaneri’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $5 million as of 2023.
Uche Nwaneri’s career APY is $2,732,767, and career earnings are $16,396,600.
During Uche’s playing career, he was told that he would receive $7,405,600. According to sources, the Jacksonville Jaguars player’s largest Cash Payment was $7,165,000 in the year 2010, and he received his Largest Cap Number of $5,894,500 in 2013.
However, Nwaneri earned quite a bit from his Youtube channel, ‘The Observant Lineman,’ with 35.6k subscribers.
On June 25, 2014, Uche Nwaneri signed with the Dallas Cowboys, but during the final roster cuts, the player was cut.
Along with tweeting that Uche had a massive number of fans and that he will be sadly missed. Tony Khan, the Executive of Jaguars, also tweeted, “On behalf of the Jaguars organization and my family, our sympathies are with Uche’s family and friends at this awful time.”