Former Notre Dame offensive lineman Paul Duncan has passed away at the age of 35.
Duncan’s wife, Ellen, said on social media that he collapsed and died while running.
“Paul went into cardiac arrest while on a run in our neighborhood,” she wrote.
“Today he was pronounced brain dead. We will have a medical examination to understand cause of death. His body will be donated to people in need of organs to medical research. Details on funeral arrangements to follow.”
Duncan was a member of the Fighting Irish from 2005-09 and spent time in the NFL with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent.
Paul Duncan, Former Notre Dame Offensive Lineman, Dead at 35…
Went into "cardiac arrest" on a run in his neighborhood…
Duncan was an offensive lineman for the Irish from 2005-09 and spent time in the NFL with the Denver Broncos as a free agent.
– USA Today Sports
— Dr. James E. Olsson (@DrJamesOlsson) July 20, 2022
Sad to hear class of 2009 Notre Dame OL Paul Duncan passed away suddenly at the age of 35.
A husband and a father, sending love and prayers to his family and friends. ☘️💚
— Barstool Irish (@BarstoolIrish) July 20, 2022
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— VN (@vn9313414) July 21, 2022
USA Today Sports reported:
Duncan is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Notre Dame football’s Twitter account released a statement after his death.
“Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Paul Duncan.
“A great teammate, but more importantly a loving husband and father.”
Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Paul Duncan.
A great teammate, but more importantly a loving husband and father. pic.twitter.com/8VEDBy2nYf
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) July 20, 2022