The Eagles are saddened to learn of Daniel Te’o-Nesheim’s passing. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/1bjLMzA6GR— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 30, 2017
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.
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.