NAU football senior offensive lineman Malik Noshi was found deceased at his residence in Flagstaff Sunday morning.
Flagstaff police are investigating the cause of death.
Statement from Mike Marlow, NAU Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics:
The thoughts and prayers of the entire NAU Athletic Department family go out to Malik’s family, friends, teammates and coaches during this time of great sadness. Coaches and support staff have been reaching out to our football family to ensure our student-athletes have the support they need.
We are thankful for the resources available from NAU Counseling Services and the support of the entire NAU community during this difficult time.
According to the Arizona Daily Sun, “Noshi’s friend reportedly called police. Authorities arrived on scene and attempted to resuscitate Noshi. Medics and fire personnel on scene determined his death at 12:10 p.m.” According to Charles Hernandez, spokesperson with the FPD, “The friend just said they were hanging out the night before and came home, went to sleep, and at about noon he found him not responding.”
Noshi was 22 years-old.