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Former Texan Louis Nix III Dies At 29

Nix was found dead on Saturday in Jacksonville.

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Rest In Peace, Louis
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Former Notre Dame star defensive lineman and Houston Texan Louis Nix III was found dead Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida after being reported missing by his mother on Friday.Police have not released much in the way of information except to report that they had “found” Nix, this report coming an hour after an earlier bulletin that they had pulled out of a pond a car which closely matched the description of Nix’s car.

Nix, who had been shot during a gas station robbery while he was putting air into his tires a few months ago, had been reported as being hesitant to leave his house and watched his surroundings carefully.

Nix, who called himself “Irish Chocolate” owing to his time at Notre Dame, was one of the first picks of the Bill O’Brien era. He was selected in the third round by the Texans in 2014, where he would never get a chance to play a single game for the Texans after undergoing multiple knee surgeries both before and during the season. He was cut by the Texans in 2015 and would then be signed by the Giants, the Washington Football Team, and his hometown Jacksonville Jaguars before ultimately retiring in 2017.

Rest in Peace, Louis.