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Encyclopedia > Damien Nash
Damien Nash
Position(s):
Running back
Jersey #:
29
Date of birth: April 14, 1982
Place of birth: Flag of the United States St. Louis, Missouri
Date of death: February 24, 2007 (aged 24)
Place of death: Flag of the United States St. Louis, Missouri
Career information
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 6 / Pick 142
College: Missouri
Teams
2005
2006
Tennessee Titans
Denver Broncos
Stats at CBS.com

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Damien Darnell Nash (April 14, 1982February 24, 2007) was an American football player who was a running back for the NFL's Denver Broncos during the 2006-2007 season at the time of his death. is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... P.J. Daniels was a star running back for Georgia Tech from 2002-2005. ... NFL redirects here. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...

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High school years

Nash attended St. Louis Riverview Gardens High School for the first three years of his education. He followed his coach, Darren Sunkett, to East Saint Louis High School for his senior year. He finished his career with 5,395 rushing yards and 85 rushing touchdowns as well as 1,160 passing yards and 10 passing touchdowns. Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ... Texas Longhorn quarterback Vince Young (center top of picture), now with the Tennessee Titans, rushing for a touchdown vs. ...


He was a track star in high school and ran the 100 meter dash in 10.3 seconds. Typical outdoor red rubber track Athletics, also known, especially in American English, as track and field or track and field athletics, is a collection of sport events, which can roughly be divided into running, throwing, and jumping. ...


College career

Damien was recruited for football by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, but attended Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas before transferring to the University of Missouri. He finished his college career with 253 rushing attempts for 1,254 yards (5.0 yards per rushing attempt average) with 12 rushing touchdowns as well as 36 receptions for 282 yards (7.8 yards per reception average) with 2 receiving touchdowns. University of Wisconsin redirects here. ... Coffeyville is a city situated along the Verdigris River in the southeastern part of Montgomery County, located in Southeast Kansas, in the central United States. ... University of Missouri redirects here. ...


Professional career

Nash was drafted with the 5th pick of the 6th round of the NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. He was released after his first season with the Titans and was signed by the Denver Broncos. After spending the first portion of the season on the Broncos practice squad, he was given a roster position as the third-string running back behind Tatum Bell and Mike Bell. The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... City Nashville, Tennessee Team colors Navy, Titan Blue, White, and Red Head Coach Jeff Fisher Owner Bud Adams General manager Mike Reinfeldt Mascot T-Rac League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Eastern Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC Central (1970... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... Tatum Antoine Bell (born March 2, 1981 in Dallas, Texas) is an NFL running back with the Detroit Lions. ... For others with similar names, see Mike Bell (Disambiguation). ...


Nash appeared in six NFL games, three with the Titans and three with the Broncos. He had 24 rushing attempts for 98 yards (4.1 yards per rushing attempt average) with no rushing touchdowns as well as 7 receptions for 55 yards (7.9 yards per reception average) with no receiving touchdowns.


His greatest performance came during the November 19, 2006 NFL game against the San Diego Chargers, with ten carries for fifty-two yards and three receptions for thirty-six yards. [1] is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Chargers redirects here. ...


He did not appear in the Broncos' final five games of the 2006 season. However, Broncos coach Mike Shanahan said about Nash "We never had a guy play for one year, as Damien did, and influence so many people." [2] Michael Edward Shanahan (born August 24, 1952) is an American football coach of the Denver Broncos in the National Football League. ...


Death

Nash collapsed suddenly following a celebrity basketball game at Riverview Gardens High School on February 23, 2007 for charity. Nash was found unresponsive at a residence in suburban St. Louis and was later pronounced dead.[3] The charity event was a fundraiser to benefit the Darris Nash Find A Heart Foundation, a charity which raises funds for heart transplant research. Damien had created the charity in honor of his older brother, Darris, a recent heart transplant recipient. is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


The National Football League team said in a statement that they had been informed of Nash's death. Nash was the second Broncos player to die in 2007; defensive back Darrent Williams was shot to death while riding in a limousine after leaving a Denver nightclub early in the morning of January 1, 2007. Darrent Williams (September 27, 1982 – January 1, 2007), was an American football player for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. ... Laser lights illuminate the dance floor at a Gatecrasher dance music event in Sheffield, England A nightclub (or night club or club) is a drinking, dancing, and entertainment venue which does its primary business after dark. ... is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


Sergeant Ed Douglas of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department said in a telephone interview that Nash was transported by ambulance to Christian Hospital Northeast. Douglas said the case was still under investigation. Nash was pronounced dead at 6:41 p.m. local time, hospital nursing supervisor Eileen Zwilling said in a telephone interview. She said no other information was available. Ferguson is a city located in St. ...


An autopsy confirmed that no drugs or unnatural substances were present in Nash's body at the time of death. While being a natural death of cardiac origin, the exact cause of death remains undetermined.[4]


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