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Louis Nix III Biography
Former Notre Dame and New York Giants defense attorney Louis Nix, who was reported missing earlier this week, was found dead by police in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday.
Nix’s mother confirmed to Action News Jacksonville that her 29-year-old son is dead.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office pulled a car that matched Nix’s vehicle description from a pond near his home Saturday night. The sheriff’s office tweeted that they found nothing, but did not say whether he was alive or dead.
Nix’s mother told Action News on Friday that her son had been missing since Wednesday and that she believed he was in danger because “it’s not normal for him.”
Nix left his father’s house in Jacksonville around 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a missing person poster shared on social media.
Nix was shot
Nix was shot and killed in December while in his custody during an attempted armed robbery at a gas station in his hometown of Jacksonville. According to a WJXT report in Jacksonville, the gas station was located on the corner of the pond from which a team of police divers removed the vehicle.
The bullet to the chest left Nix in the hospital for almost two weeks, with some of the fragments of him left in the sternum and left lung.
“I know it sounds cliché, but more importantly, I’m happy to be alive,” Nix told the South Bend Tribune in mid-December.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office did not say if the shooting was in any way related to Nix’s death.
Today, Notre Dame manager Brian Kelly tweeted a message about the situation.
“OUR LADY Nation: We all do our best to connect with Louis Nix,” Kelly tweeted. “Louis, let us know that he’s okay or that he needs his family and friends at NOTRE DAME to support him.”
Nix, who played defensive offense, was one of the team managers in Notre Dame’s unbeaten 2012 regular season. Nix, a junior this season, started 11 games and led all Irish defenders with 50 tackles and delivered a solid cast of five assists.
Nix played in the NFL between 2014 and 2017. He was a member of the Houston Texans, Giants, Washington and Jacksonville Jaguars football teams, primarily on a reserve and training team. He played four games for the Giants in 2015, but Big Blue dropped him the following season.