BREAKING: Former Norte Dame DT, Texans Draft Pick Louis Nix Found Dead After Reported Missing

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Just horrific news.

Just days after being reported missing, News4Jax reporter Brie Isom spoke to one of Nix’s family members, who told her Nix is, “gone.”

Louis Nix III was just 29-years-old.

Nix, a third-round pick by the Houston Texans in 2014, reportedly went missing in Florida, according to Ben Becker of, who said Nix’s mother hasn’t heard from her son in a few days.

“Last communication of anyone seeing him was Tuesday,” Nix’s mother told the outlet. “Can’t call him because voice mail is full and people he talks to daily have not heard from him. Not like him.”

After his short stint with the Texans, Nix was eventually claimed by the New York Giants and then joined the practice squads of Washington and Jacksonville.

Nix had a handful of knee surgeries, which ultimately put an end to his NFL career.