Navy Offensive Lineman David Forney Found Dead in his Dorm Room

David Forney
Credit: Phil Hoffmann

Navy offensive lineman David Forney died late Thursday night after he was found unresponsive in his dorm room, Naval Academy officials announced Saturday morning.

Forney, from Walkersville, Maryland, was found by a fellow Midshipman. He was transported to Anne Arundel Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:28 p.m. ET. He was 22.

A cause of death hasn’t been announced.

“Words cannot express our pain and sorrow,” Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said in a statement. “First and foremost, our deepest condolences to the Forney family. The Navy football brotherhood is not a team, we are a family. We are devastated to have lost one of our brothers. We all loved — and will always love — David. We pray for strength during this most difficult time.”