JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Former Notre Dame and NFL football player Louis Nix, who’d been reported missing earlier this week, has been found dead on Saturday, family members advised two Jacksonville tv stations.
After a few days of hunting, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office tweeted 8 pm ET Saturday which Nix was found but failed to report Nix’s condition. CBS/Fox affiliate Action News Jax reported that Nix’s mother affirmed that Nix had expired. WJXT TV-4 reported Nix’s departure via a different family member.
As stated by the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Nix was seen at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, leaving his dad’s Jacksonville residence. Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly sent a tweet out Saturday morning asking for the public’s help in locating Nix.
Nix was hurt in a shooting in December while fulfilling his automobile tires at a petrol station close to the Jacksonville airport. He explained on social websites he spent 10 days at the hospital and a bullet ricocheted off his sternum and moved to his lung.
Nix surfaced in Jacksonville’s Raines High School and played three seasons at Notre Dame prior to being drafted in the third round from the Houston Texans at 2014. Nix, a defensive attack, never played a match for the Texans due to knee injuries and played just four matches in 2015 for its New York Giants. He also spent some time on the practice squads using Washington along with also the Jacksonville Jaguars at 2016.