Hawaii junior linebacker Scheyenne Sanitoa died Thursday, the university announced. He was 21.
No cause of death was given.
Athletics director David Matlin said UH was informed of Sanitoa’s death Friday morning.
“It’s always heartbreaking to lose a member of our UH ohana, particularly when it’s one of our young student-athletes,” Matlin said in a statement, per Hawaii News Now.
Sanitoa, a native of American Samoa, played in 12 games (two starts) for the Rainbow Warriors in 2018. He recorded 21 solo tackles, four tackles for loss and two sacks.