Air Force football player Hunter Brown suffered a medical emergency on his way to class Monday and died. He was only 21.
The sophomore center for the Falcons was on his way to class from his dorm room when he suddenly collapsed. Life-saving measures would be performed but were unsuccessful.
“Hunter was a standout offensive lineman on the Falcon football team and was well-respected in his squadron,” Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent, said in a statement. “The entire U.S. Air Force Academy mourns his loss, and our hearts and condolences are with his family, his squadron, and all who were touched by this incredible young man.”
Brig. Gen. Paul D. Moga, Commander of Cadets added: “It is with a heavy heart and profound sadness I share with you that we have lost one of our own. He leaves behind friends, grieving teammates, a grieving cadet wing, and a devastated family.”
Brown was from Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Cadet 3rd Class played in games against Northern Iowa and Nevada during the 2022 season.
Brown starred at Barbe High School in Louisiana before joining Air Force.
Air Force Office of Special Investigations officials and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office investigating the death, which is standard protocol.