Louis Nix III, 29, found dead after being reported missing

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Former NFL defensive tackle Louis Nix III was found dead in Florida on Saturday, three days after being reported missing by his mother. Nix was 29.

NBC Sports reports the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office pulled a car from a pond near Nix’s apartment that matched his vehicle’s description.

Nix was last seen alive Tuesday.

Nix, a third-round choice of the Texans in 2014, was shot in December while putting air in the tires of his car. The bullet, Nix explained at the time, ricocheted off his sternum and entered his lung. He had surgery to remove it.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has not indicated the shooting is related to Nix’s death.

Besides the Texans, Nix also spent time with the Giants, Washington and Jaguars. He played only four career games, all with the Giants in 2015, because of knee issues.

23 responses to “Louis Nix III, 29, found dead after being reported missing

  1. On ND he was known as Irish Chocolate, and he wore an intimidating cross-x facemask that reflected his nastiness. May Louis Rest In Peace.

  2. People will have some conspiracy theories, but its almost certainly a suicide. Very sad, so young and with so many opportunities ahead of him. Best wishes to his family.

  3. therealraider says:

    February 27, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    I suspect foul play

    Hold up boys we got ourselves a freaking hardy boy here

  4. This guy got mixed up with some people who obviously put a emphasis on his death for whatever reason. As a former LEO. I would pour over security footage in the area of the apartment and phone records. From the phone records you interview everyone he had contact with. Somebody knows something. Who is forth coming and cooperative who is evasive and non cooperative. If so why?

  5. Man- it’s hard not to think the 2 incidences, so close in timeline, are not related.

    Is there more information on who shot him in December?

  6. At Notre Dame and at Washington (briefly) he was widely considered to be a really nice guy. It really doesn’t matter what the circumstances were behind this tragedy. He passed too young. Prayers to his family in their time of grief.

  7. I used to live in Jax. Those retention ponds on the side of the roads down there are dangerous. They were always pulling cars out of them. There may be more to the story but sounds like an unfortunate accident to me.

  8. Such a shame. Too, too young. I hope he didn’t suffer. I hope he wasn’t afraid. I hope for his family’s sake they get some answers.

  9. This is absolutely horrible news. I am so sorry for him and his family. Such a sad end. Just terrible. 🙁

  10. RIP Big Lou. He had an enormous and charismatic personality that was infectious at ND. You could tell how much fun he had and how much he loved his team, even after graduating. One of my favorite ND players from the last 20 years.

  11. buckifan4life says:
    February 27, 2021 at 10:34 pm
    I feel sad for his mother. Way too young…

    Sounds like someone has been watching Menace 2 Society

  12. Louis’ body was not found with his submerged car, his body was found else where.

    Nothing to see here follks.

    No foul play at all 🙄

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