Former Eagles player Daniel Te’o-Nesheim dies at the age of 30

According to ABC associate network KITV in Hawaii, former Eagles defensive end Daniel Te’o-Nesheim has died at the age of 30. A spokesperson for the Waimea police department in Hawaii confirmed the death but would not go into detail.

Te’o-Nesheim was tapped by the Philadelphia in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft (No. 86 overall).

“The Eagles are saddened to learn of Daniel Te’o-Nesheim’s passing. Our thoughts are with his family and friends,” tweeted the Philadelphia Eagles.

He went to Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Kamuela, Hawaii. Te’o-Nesheim took the role as his high school’s head football coach this year.

As a rookie, Te’o-Nesheim had a severe shoulder injury that proved a major setback for his career and played in only six games. He played the last game of the 2010 regular season against the Cowboys after the Eagles had clinched a playoff berth. At the game Te’o-Nesheim recorded two tackles and one sack.

He was waived on Sept. 3, 2011, during final roster cuts, but was re-signed to the team’s practice squad the next day.

Te’o Nesheim’s career in the National Football League was only four seasons, playing the final three for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He saw his best season in 2012 when he started 14 games and posted four sacks.

He was born in American Samoa and visited Hawaii Preparatory Academy where, as we said, returned in 2017 as the school football team’s head coach.

Te’o-Nesheim finished from the University of Washington in 2009 as the Huskies’ all-time sack leader and his 30 career sacks from 2006-09 still ranks second best on the Huskies’ all-time list. He was also a team captain during his final two seasons with UW.

“We are saddened by the news of former Buc Daniel Te’o Nesheim’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family,” wrote the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Twitter.

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