Air Force says OL Hunter Brown died after medical emergency

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The Air Force Academy said offensive lineman Hunter Brown died after suffering a medical emergency as he left his dorm for class Monday. He was 21 years old.

Brown was originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana. The 3rd Class Cadet played games against Northern Iowa and Nevada during the 2022 season.

“It was a pure joy to coach and to have as a teammate,” football coach Troy Calhoun said in a statement released Tuesday. “He was tough, a hard worker, and no one tried harder for others than Hunter. … We love our big brother, and our thoughts and prayers are with the incredible soul of Hunter and his family. .”

Academy first responders were called and attempted rescue measures, according to the school. Officials from the Air Force Office of Special Investigations as well as the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office have secured the area and are investigating. The school said it was standard procedure for an on-base death involving a military member.

Brown was working on a major in management and a minor in French.

Brig. Gen. Paul D. Moga, commandant of cadets, spoke to the cadet wing ahead of class on Tuesday to relay the news.

“He leaves behind friends, grieving teammates, a grieving cadet wing and a devastated family,” Moga told the cadets.

Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, superintendent of the Air Force Academy, said the school “mourns his loss, and our hearts and condolences go out to his family, his squadron and all those affected. by this incredible young man.

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