New Mexico defensive lineman Nahje Flowers has died, according to a Tuesday release from the school. He was 21.

"Earlier this morning we were made aware of the tragic loss of Nahje Flowers," New Mexico coach Bob Davie said in a statement. "Our entire football team and everyone who knew Nahje are devastated by this loss. Nahje was a wonderful person and great teammate. Our entire Lobo Football family mourns his passing and our prayers go out to his family."