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New Mexico Postpones Game After Player’s Death

Andy Berg

The University of New Mexico has decided to postpone its game against Air Force after the sudden death of Lobos defensive lineman Nahje Flowers.

According to USA Today, the game will be rescheduled for Nov. 23.

“In light of the circumstances and following a thorough review of all factors, which included multiple conversations with both institutions, the Conference office has determined this is the appropriate course of action,” Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson said in a news release announcing the postponement. “Our focus is on the family, friends and teammates who have been affected during this difficult time.” 

Flowers, 21, died Tuesday, just three days after UNM’s game against Nevada. The cause of Flowers’ death has not been revealed.

Flowers appeared in five games for the Lobos this season, tallying 13 total tackles and 1.5 sacks, according to ESPN.

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