Louis Nix, a former Notre Dame and New York Giants player, was found dead at age 29, his mother confirmed.
Nix was reported missing on Wednesday and on Saturday the Jacksonville sheriff’s office said they had located him. His mother told Action News Jax that her son had died and that his car had been recovered from a pond.
Nix was shot during an armed robbery attempt in December at a Jacksonville gas station. Nix said a bullet had ricocheted off his lungs and that he had spent 10 days in the hospital after the shooting. “I know it sounds cliché, but more than anything, I’m happy to be alive,” Nix said at the time.
The Jacksonville sheriff’s office did not say the December robbery was related to Nix’s death.
Nix was a defensive star at Notre Dame before being drafted by the Houston Texans in 2014. Knee surgery ended his rookie season and he joined the New York Giants in 2015, but injuries continued to hamper his career and his career in the NFL ended after his release. by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2017.