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RIP.

Philadelphia Eagles 2010 Headshots Photo by NFL via Getty Images

Former Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Daniel Te’o-Nesheim is dead at the age of 30. The news was first reported by KITV on Monday and has since been officially confirmed by the team.

The Eagles drafted Te’o-Nesheim, who played for the Washington Huskies, in the third round (No. 86 overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He only played six games (one start) in Philadelphia before the Eagles cut him.

Te’o-Nesheim then played for the Buccaneers from 2011-2013. He finished his NFL career with 37 tackles and five sacks. His sole sack with the Eagles came against the Dallas Cowboys.

After leaving the NFL, Te’o-Nesheim landed a job back home coaching high school football. The Hawai'i Preparatory Academy released a statement following his passing.

Hawai'i Preparatory Academy (HPA) was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our friend, colleague, and alumnus Daniel Te'o-Nesheim. Daniel, a 2005 graduate of HPA, returned to his alma mater in August of 2015 as an assistant football coach and assumed the head coach position in May of 2017. He was also a member of our residential boarding program, serving as a dorm parent. HPA is working to support our students and community through this difficult time. We feel Daniel’s loss acutely in our HPA ‘ohana, and our hearts go out to his family and friends.

Te’o-Nesheim’s cause of death is unclear at this time. 30 years old is way too young. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.