Police Investigating Death Of Former Ole Miss Quarterback Jevan Snead At 32

Austin Police said they so far do not suspect foul play in Jevan Snead's death.

By Jill Sederstrom
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Austin Police are investigating the death of a former Ole Miss quarterback after he was found dead over the weekend at the age of 32.

Police have confirmed that Jevan Snead was found dead Saturday, but have released few other details about the circumstances surrounding the former quarterback’s death, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

Officials with the Austin-Travis County Emergency Medical Services told the local paper that they responded to a call at 9:08 p.m. Saturday to assist with entering a locked apartment or car and found an “obvious” dead body at the scene when they arrived.

The death does not initially appear to be the result of foul play, officials have said according to KVUE.

The University of Texas football team — where Snead played for part of his college career — also confirmed the news on Twitter.

“Very sad day with news of the passing of former Texas QB Jevan Snead,” they wrote. “Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Snead had reportedly been working in the Austin area as a managing consultant for WeWork Space Services in the last six months before his death, according to his profile on LinkedIn.

Snead, who was from Stephenville, Texas, was considered the second-best quarterback in the nation when he first committed to playing at the University of Florida, according to the local paper. However, Snead later changed his mind and decided to play for the University of Texas.

Snead was competing for the starting quarterback job with fellow freshman Colt McCoy — but eventually lost out on the position and decided to transfer to the University of Mississippi, KDFW reports.

During his time playing with Ole Miss, he helped lead the Rebels to two Cotton Bowl wins. He decided to go pro in 2010, but was not drafted.

He later was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent, but got cut from the team and never played in any professional games.

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