There is some tragic news to report for fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Former defensive lineman, Kona Schwenke has passed away today at the age of 25.
There have been no confirmed reports at what the cause of his death might have been, but regardless of the cause, it seems as if this was very unexpected.
Last month, One Foot Down reported about Schwenke’s plans to continue to play football, and there seemed to be a lot of hope for him and what he may still do with his career.
Schwenke was a part of Brian kelly’s first recruiting class at Notre Dame and was one of a handful that Kelly offered when he first got the Notre Dame head coaching job. Schwenke came to Notre Dame from Hawaii and was well loved by his teammates and fans alike.
When there is more news to report, we will report it. Until then, please pray for the peace and safety of his family and friends.
You were my brother, roommate, and one of the best human beings I’ve ever met. You always stayed solid. I LOVE YOU UCE! #RIP #1102Boyz pic.twitter.com/gigCkSU1WU— lOUIS NIX III (@1irishchocolate) April 22, 2018
This one really hurts.. Probably the most down to earth human I’ve ever been around.. You helped me out a lot with my adjustment at ND teaching me the ins and out of how this shit works.. I’m forever thankful to you and many other guys I call brothers for helping me grow as a man and as a player! Rest In Peace brother look over us and stay ON for me bro!! Love bro !!
God has a plan. We will tell the stories of how things were different with you. I love you my brother. Thank you for everything over the years. I am grateful for the time we got to spend with you on earth. My heart hurts but I know the memories we have will last a lifetime. _\,,/ look over us my USO. My prayers are with my Schwenke Family #RIPuso