22 Year-Old Northern Arizona Football Player Found Dead

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Malik Noshi [Photo courtesy Northern Arizona University]

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.

1 Comment

  1. i will take a leap and say OD
    We’ve all heard that before
    It spells over dose
    Why the cover up
    Tell it like it is .. Let the world know how drugs are taking over our youth
    Illegal drugs Mexico,China etc
    That line:: I went to sleep woke up and found him that way
    Came straight from
    Breaking Bad
    Sad.. loseing such a young person Sad to see a another life ruined by these drugs
    Correct me if wrong But this is happens all the time now
    Peace to his family

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