NAU offensive lineman Malik Noshi found dead in Flagstaff
NAU announced Monday that senior offensive lineman Malik Noshi was found dead Sunday evening in Flagstaff.
Police said the cause of death is unknown and that there are no visible signs of foul play, according to the Arizona Daily Sun.
According to police, a friend of Noshi found him unresponsive in his residence on Sunday.
NAU’s vice president for intercollegiate athletics Mike Marlow released a statement on the passing of Noshi.
“Our NAU Athletics family received tragic news yesterday. NAU football senior offensive lineman Malik Noshi was found deceased at his residence in Flagstaff yesterday morning,” the statement read. “The thoughts and prayers of the entire NAU Athletic Department family go out to Malik’s family, friends, teammates and coaches during this time of great sadness. Coaches and support staff have been reaching out to our football family to ensure our student-athletes have the support they need.”
“We are thankful for the resources available from NAU Counseling Services and the support of the entire NAU community during this difficult time.”
The 22-year-old was heading into his fifth season with the team as their right guard.
He made 23 career starts since joining the program and received honorable mention as an all-conference selection last season.