Navy offensive lineman David Forney was found unresponsive in his dorm room on Thursday night and died on his way to a hospital, the U.S. Naval Academy announced Saturday morning in a statement.
Forney was pronounced dead at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Maryland late Thursday. He was 22. A cause of death has not been announced.
"Words cannot express our pain and sorrow," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said in a statement. "First and foremost, our deepest condolences to the Forney family. The Navy football brotherhood is not a team, we are a family. We are devastated to have lost one of our brothers. We all loved — and will always love — David. We pray for strength during this most difficult time."
Forney started all 13 games as a senior for a Navy team that led the FBS in rushing yards and was named all-conference in the American Athletic Conference. He was expected to graduate in May and be commissioned as a cryptologic warfare officer.
Vice Adm. Sean Buck, superintendent of the Naval Academy, added in a statement: "The entire Naval Academy family — the Brigade of Midshipmen, the faculty, staff and coaches — are heartbroken over the tragic and unexpected loss of Midshipman David Forney."
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