Damien Darnell Nash

Damien Darnell Nash

American football player
Date of Birth: 14.04.1982
Country: USA

Biography of Damien Darnell Nash

Damien Darnell Nash was an American football player who played as a running back for the Denver Broncos in the National Football League (NFL). He was born on April 14, 1982, in St. Louis, Missouri. Nash attended St. Louis Riverview Gardens High School for three years before transferring to East Saint Louis High School with his coach, Darren Sunkett.

During his time in high school, Damien showcased his talent on the football field, accumulating 5,395 yards and 85 touchdowns. He also contributed 10 touchdowns to his team. Additionally, Nash excelled on the track, setting a record by running 100 meters in just 10.3 seconds.

After being recruited by the University of Missouri football team, Damien spent some time at Coffeyville Community College in Coffeyville, Kansas before finally joining the university. He finished his college career with 1,254 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Nash was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 2005 NFL Draft. After one season with the Titans, he signed a contract with the Denver Broncos. Initially playing as a backup, Damien later earned a spot as the third-string running back behind Tatum Bell and Mike Bell. He played in six NFL games, three with the Titans and three with the Broncos, accumulating 24 carries for 98 yards, with an average of 4.1 yards per carry. Unfortunately, he did not score any touchdowns. His best professional game came on November 19, 2006, against the San Diego Chargers, where he recorded 10 carries for 52 yards.

For the final six games of the 2006 season, Nash was not active for his team. Nevertheless, Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan praised Damien, saying, "We've never had a guy like Damien who, in one year, impacted so many people."

Tragically, Damien Nash suddenly fell ill during a charity game at Riverview Gardens High School on September 23, 2007. He was found unconscious at his residence in the suburbs of St. Louis and was later pronounced dead. The charity game was organized to raise funds for the Darris Nash Find A Heart Foundation, an organization Damien established in honor of his brother Darris, who had recently undergone a heart transplant.

Nash became the second Denver Broncos player to pass away in 2007. Cornerback Darrent Williams was shot and killed after leaving a nightclub in Denver in the early hours of January 1, 2007. Sergeant Ed Douglas from the Ferguson Police Department in Missouri confirmed that Nash was taken to the hospital by ambulance and was declared dead at 6:41 p.m. on February 24, 2007.

An autopsy revealed that there were no drugs or other substances in Nash's body that could have caused his death. He experienced heart failure, but the exact cause of death remains undetermined. Damien left behind his wife, Judy Jae Nash, and daughter, Phaith Nash.