Former NFL and Notre Dame Player Louis Nix III Found Dead at 29"We send our deepest condolences and love to his family, friends and football brotherhood," Notre Dame University said in a statementLouis Nix III, who played football for the New York Giants as well as the University of Notre Dame, has died. Notre Dame confirmed news of Nix's death on Sunday morning. We send our deepest condolences and love to his family, friends and football brotherhood," the university wrote in a statement. Head Coach Brian Kelly also mourned Nix's death. Although Nix's career with Notre Dame started out slow, with the late athlete not playing a single game as a freshman, he had a breakout sophomore year.