02.24.07

Denver’s Nash Dead At 24

Posted in Gridiron at 11:28 pm by

From the Denver Post’s Bill Williamson.

Tragedy struck the Broncos for the second time in less than two months Saturday when backup running back Damien Nash died after a charity basketball game he was hosting in St. Louis, his agent, David Canter, said Saturday night.

Nash was 24. Officials at Christian Hospital said Nash was pronounced dead at the hospital at 6:41 p.m. local time. The St. Louis coroner’s office confirmed the death but said they had no further details.

Signed as a free agent in August, Nash played in three games for the Broncos last season and finished with 18 carries for 66 yards. He started as a rookie in 2005 with Tennessee, which drafted him in the fifth round. He played in three games for the Titans.

Nash was hosting the game at Riverview Gardens High School to benefit the Darris Nash Find a Heart Foundation, a charity that raises funds for heart transplant research. Damien Nash recently founded the charity in honor of his older brother, Darris, who has had a heart transplant.

Tonight’s news is as shocking as it is sad. When was the last time you saw the words “death” and “charity basketball” appear in a news item with no mention of Sean Combs?

Leave a Reply