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The military and sporting world is having a rough week, as it’s been announced that Air Force offensive lineman Hunter Brown died on Monday morning. He was just 21 years old.
With the Air Force officially announcing Brown’s death, his family and teammates are mourning their loss.
According to Sports Illustrated, “Hunter Brown died Monday morning after experiencing a ‘medical emergency’ while leaving his dorm room.” At this time, the cause of death is unknown. However, “In adherence with protocol for any on-base or military member death, members of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office are conducting an investigation into the incident.”
Late Tuesday night, the Air Force made Brown’s death public with a heartwarming message.
We will never forget his radiant smile, we love and miss you Hunter 💙 pic.twitter.com/RdVraUUpf8
— Air Force Football (@AF_Football) January 11, 2023
Air Force head coach Troy Calhoun made an official statement about Hunter Brown, per Sports Illustrated. “Our players, staff, and entire Academy have been so blessed and fortunate to have Hunter as a part of our lives. He was a pure joy to coach and have as a teammate. He was tough, a great worker, and no one unselfishly pulled harder for others than Hunter. His mom and dad, Candyce and Dustin, raised a wonderful son who made each of us a better person. We love our great brother, and our thoughts and prayers are with Hunter’s incredible soul and his family.”
We just hope his family finds peace during these tragic times. Rest in peace, Hunter Brown.