Galloway was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2003 after playing college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide. The former University of Alabama football player Ahmaad Galloway, dies suddenly at 42.
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In as many weeks, a second former football player has passed away abruptly.
Ahmaad Galloway, an eighth-grade English instructor and University of Alabama running back from 1999 to 2002, was discovered dead in his St. Louis, Missouri, apartment on Monday. He was 42 years of age.
After Galloway abruptly missed class, Compton-Drew Middle School administrators scheduled a welfare check at his apartment, according to WVTM 13. The cause of death is currently being looked at by a medical examiner.
“Ahmaad was always on time, very responsible, so we knew something might be wrong,” said principal Susan Reid. “There wasn’t anything disrupted at Ahmaad’s apartment, so we are thinking that it could have been a medical issue.”
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Reid told TMZ that Galloway went to a student basketball game the day before his death and showed no symptoms of concern. Students have been paying tribute to their beloved teacher this week, making placards and banners as his classroom door sits closed, according WVTM.
Galloway was drafted by the Denver Broncos in 2003 after playing college football for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Although he never had an official NFL stat, he actually played temporarily in the now-defunct NFL Europe league.
Two weeks ago, another former professional football player died abruptly. Uche Nwaneri, 38, a former Jacksonville Jaguars guard, was discovered motionless by his wife around 1:00 a.m. on Friday, December 30. He is thought to have had a heart attack.
Hundreds of athletes worldwide are said to have collapsed during games or withdrawn from events due to apparent cardiac problems in the year between March 2021 and March 2022, with the trend continuing into 2023.
Hunter Brown was a Lake Charles, La, sophomore. He was a management major with a French minor. The air force football player, Hunter Brown died while walking to class.
The role of the experimental COVID vaccinations in similar events has sparked speculation. Although that link has not been shown conclusively, many point to these athletes’ cardiac complaints, a known adverse effect of COVID vaccinations (especially in younger individuals), and data suggesting an increase in mortality among young and middle-aged Americans.