Pro Star Athlete Found Dead Near His Home, Leaves Behind 6 Children; Requesting Prayers

November 06, 2018

There has been some tragic news that has come in recently. A star athlete was found dead near his apartment.

At this time, we are asking our readers to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time. He left behind six children — please pray for them.

Former NFL player Vince Manuwai was reportedly found dead on Sunday after he had collapsed while he was moving into an apartment in the Kakaako district of Honolulu, according to the "Honolulu Star-Advertiser." He was 38 years old. Manuwai was pronounced dead at Straub Medical Center.

“It’s a shame,” said Rich Miano, a former UH assistant coach. “He was one of the best, if not the best, offensive linemen to play at UH. It’s a sad day for everyone affiliated with Hawaii football who knew Vince Manuwai.”

The star football player was one of the top offensive linemen at the University of Hawaii football history and was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003. After eight seasons with the Jaguars, he played for the Atlanta Falcons in 2012.

“We are saddened by the news of Vince Manuwai’s passing,” the Jaguars said in a statement to "PEOPLE." “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,” the statement continued.

“He had the biggest heart. He was always giving, caring and making sure everyone else was okay before himself, and that was kind of his style,” teammate John Estes told "Hawaii News Now."

Please keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers. In other news, a mass kidnapping occured. Nearly 80 children have been abducted from their school by armed men