October 30, 2017
Former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Daniel Te'o Nesheim, a third-round pick in the 2010 NFL draft, has died at the age of 30, according to multiple reports.
Te'o Nesheim, a native of Pago Pago in American Samoa, spent four seasons in the NFL, including a year with the Eagles and three with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was coaching his former high school football team, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, at the time of his death.
The circumstances of Te'o Nesheim's death were not immediately revealed.
Both the Eagles and the Buccaneers released statements expressing condolences.
The Eagles are saddened to learn of Daniel Te’o-Nesheim’s passing. Our thoughts are with his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/1bjLMzA6GR— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) October 30, 2017
We are saddened by the news of former Buc Daniel Te’o Nesheim’s passing. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family. pic.twitter.com/mbFCoiqbJT— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@TBBuccaneers) October 30, 2017
Te'o Nesheim played college football at the University of Washington, where his 30 total sacks remain second on the school's list of all-time sack leaders. He recorded 5 sacks and 57 tackles over the course of his NFL career.
Former teammates also posted tributes on Monday afternoon.
R.I.P. Dan you will be missed .... a beautiful soul! pic.twitter.com/InXIooiMNA— A. Seferian-Jenkins (@Aesj88) October 30, 2017