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Former Jaguars G Uche Nwaneri passes away


JACKSONVILLE – Uche Nwaneri has passed away.

Nwaneri, a starting offensive guard for the Jaguars from 2007-2013, passed away Friday, the team confirmed Monday. He was 38.

Nwaneri, fifth-round selection in the 2007 NFL Draft from Purdue University, started 92 of 104 games for the Jaguars. He was a key member of the offensive line when Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew won the 2011 NFL rushing title with a franchise-record 1,606 yards.

Jacksonville Jaguars guard Uche Nwaneri (77) trades high fives with fans during the player introductions in an NFL preseason football game against the Atlanta Falcons Friday, Aug. 19, 2011, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) celebrates with Uche Nwaneri (77) after Jones-Drews scored a touchdown on a 6-yard run against the Tennessee Titans in the first quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

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