Following a medical emergency on campus, a college football player tragically passed away at the age of 21.

Hunter Brown passed away after the incident Monday night while leaving his dorm for class.

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Who was Hunter Brown?

Hunter Brown was 21 years old at the time of his death. He was a student at the US Air Force Academy. Brown was a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana. He attended Barbe High School in Louisiana.

In his second year, Brown was an offensive lineman for Air Force. He was a management major with a French minor.

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Brown, a Falcons sophomore center from Lake Charles, Louisiana, passed out while walking to class from his dorm room. According to the school, emergency responders tried to save his life but were unsuccessful.

A statement from the US Air Force Academy read: “With heavy hearts we share the loss of a cadet…”

“Hunter was a standout offensive lineman on the Falcon football team and was well-respected in his squadron,” Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent, said in a statement. “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.”

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Brig. Gen. Paul D. Moga, Commander of Cadets added: “It is with a heavy heart and profound sadness I share with you that we have lost one of our own. He leaves behind friends, grieving teammates, a grieving cadet wing, and a devastated family.”

Assigned to Cadet Squadron 16, Brown was “a standout offensive lineman on the Falcon football team” in 2022, according to Clark. This year, Air Force completed 10-3, including a 30-15 victory over Baylor in the Armed Forces Bowl in December.

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“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,” Troy Calhoun, head football coach, said in a statement on Tuesday.