Austin police are investigating the death of former Ole Miss quarterback Jevan Snead according to a report from the Austin American-Stateman.
The overnight death occurred in downtown Austin, and officials do not suspect foul . Snead was 32 years old.
According to the Statesman, Austin-Travis County EMS officials said authorities responded to a call at 9:08 p.m. on Saturday for assistance with a locked apartment or car. Medics reported “an obvious DOS” (dead on scene) when they arrived at the site on the 1200 block of South Congress Avenue.
Snead enrolled at Ole Miss in 2007 and led the Rebels to back-to-back Cotton Bowl appearances in 2008 and 2009. The Stephenville, Texas native’s 5,394 yards gives him the 6th most total passing yards in Ole Miss history. Snead also recorded 46 touchdowns in his two seasons in Oxford.
He was selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in high school after a close loss in the Texas 4A Division I semifinals to Matthew Stafford.
The quarterback transferred to Ole Miss to play for Ed Orgeron after losing a quarterback competition to Colt McCoy at Texas.
After college, Snead spent a short time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and signed a contract with the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League in 2011.
Snead’s most memorable game was against a No. 18 LSU team in Baton Rouge in 2008. The quarterback passed for 247 yards and two touchdowns in the Rebels’ 31-13 upset on the road.
According to his LinkedIn account, Snead had been working as a Managing Consultant at WeWork Space Services in Austin.
Austin Police officials have yet to offer details regarding cause of death and the investigation is still ongoing.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.