FLAGSTAFF, AZ — Northern Arizona University football player Malik Noshi was found dead over the weekend inside his residence in Flagstaff, according to a team statement.
Noshi, a senior with the Lumberjacks, attended Arbor View High School in Las Vegas.
He was a “Big Sky Honorable Mention” in his junior season after starting 12 games on the offensive line playing guard.
The cause of Noshi’s death has not been released.
NAU released the following statement on Noshi’s death:
“Our NAU Athletics family received tragic news yesterday. NAU football senior offensive lineman Malik Noshi was found deceased at his residence in Flagstaff yesterday morning.
The thoughts and prayers of the entire NAU Athletic Department family go out to Malik's family, friends, teammates and coaches during this time of great sadness. Coaches and support staff have been reaching out to our football family to ensure our student-athletes have the support they need.
We are thankful for the resources available from NAU Counseling Services and the support of the entire NAU community during this difficult time.”
We are deeply saddened at the loss of Malik Noshi. There is no replacing him as a son, friend and teammate. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Noshi family. We ask that you allow them to grieve in this trying time. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼— Chris Ball (@CoachChrisBall) July 8, 2019
Our thoughts are with Malik Noshi’s family, friends, and NAU teammates.— NAU Lacrosse (@NAULacrosse) July 8, 2019