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Former Jaguars player found dead in Hawaii, reports say

Former Jags guard Vince Manuwai, 38, found dead Sunday morning

former Jaguars lineman Vince Manuwai, 38, (Getty photos)
former Jaguars lineman Vince Manuwai, 38, (Getty photos)

HONOLULU – HawaiiNewsNow reports that former Jaguars lineman Vince Manuwai, 38, was found dead Sunday morning. 

Manuwai was found unresponsive in his Hawaii apartment and taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Manuwai in the third round of the NFL draft in 2003 and played for the Jaguars his entire NFL career through 2010. 

The Jaguars released a statement about Manuwai's death:

We are saddened by the news of Vince Manuwai’s passing. Vince was a quiet, strong, reliable and respected member of the Jaguars family for eight seasons. Throughout his career he was a key part of our offensive line, and the way he went about doing his job was a great example for his teammates and others. We offer our condolences, our thoughts and our thanks for the Manuwai family in remembrance of Vince.

Foul play is not suspected, according to officials. 

Manuwai's coach at Hawaii June Jones tweeted this about the guard:

Former Jaguars running back Fred Taylor posted on Instagram about Manuwai: