Hunter Brown, a 21-year-old Air Force offensive lineman, has died. The school said that Brown had a “medical emergency” on his way to class on Monday, but they didn’t say what it was. First responders tried to save his life, but they couldn’t.
“Our players, staff and entire Academy have been so blessed and fortunate to have Hunter as a part of our lives. He was a pure joy to coach and have as a teammate,” head football coach Troy Calhoun said in a statement.
“He was tough, a great worker, and no one unselfishly pulled harder for others than Hunter. His mom and dad, Candyce and Dustin, raised a wonderful son who made each of us a better person. We love our great brother, and our thoughts and prayers are with Hunter’s incredible soul and his family.”
With heavy hearts we share the loss of a cadet.
C3C Hunter Brown died Monday after suffering a medical emergency while on his way to class.
Our thoughts are with his family, friends, teammates and fellow cadets.#NeverForgotten pic.twitter.com/amPlznZqTC
— U.S. Air Force Academy (@AF_Academy) January 10, 2023
Brown, who was from Lake Charles, La., was a sophomore. He was a management major with a French minor. This season, he played for the Falcons when they beat Nevada on September 23.
The head of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, said in a statement that Hunter was a great offensive lineman for the Falcon football team and was well-liked by his squadron.
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“The entire U.S. Air Force Academy mourns his loss, and our hearts and condolences are with his family, his squadron, and all who were touched by this incredible young man.”
We are gonna miss you #40. We will never forget that walk off homerun back in 2018 to send us to the state tournament. A great young man, lost way too soon. pic.twitter.com/qKHnugaEyk
— Barbe Baseball (@BarbeBaseball71) January 10, 2023
The Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office will look into Brown’s death, the university said. Follow us only on Lee Daily for more news like this.