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Former college football QB Jevan Snead dead at 32 – New York Post

Jevan Snead, a former standout college football quarterback at the University of Texas and Ole Miss, has died at the age of 32, police and university officials said.

Snead, of Austin, was pronounced dead after cops responded to a report of a deceased person in downtown Austin late Saturday. Investigators later identified the victim as Snead, whose death is not considered suspicious, an Austin police spokeswoman confirmed to The Post early Monday.

Additional information was not immediately available, including whether there were signs of trauma to Snead’s body, police spokeswoman Tara Long said.

A police source told KVUE that Snead was found dead after authorities got a call to help unlock a car or apartment in the 1200 block of South Congress. Police later found Snead dead upon arrival, the station reports.

Snead was among the best quarterbacks in the nation when he spurned Florida for Texas in 2005, according to the Austin American-Statesman.  He played in eight games during one year for the Longhorns before losing the starting job to Colt McCoy.

He later transferred to the University of Mississippi in late 2006 and sat out the 2007 season before being named the program’s starting quarterback in 2008. Snead went on to throw for 2,762 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2008 and had another successful year in 2009, amassing an 18-8 record with two Cotton Bowl victories during that span.

With one more year of eligibility left, Snead ignored a suggestion by an NFL draft advisory board to stay in school, opting to declare for the NFL draft instead. He was later signed as an undrafted free agent in 2010 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but was cut before ever appearing in an NFL game, the American-Statesman reports.

Snead did sign a contract with Tampa Bay’s arena football team a year later before being released, the newspaper reports.

Snead last worked as a managing consultant at a company in Austin, according to his LinkedIn profile. Prior to that position, he was employed as an associate for Cushman & Wakefield in California and as a foot and ankle sales specialist for a medical device company.

“Very sad day with news of the passing of former Texas QB Jevan Snead,” the team tweeted on Sunday. “Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and friend during this difficult time.”

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