Chico Nelson, a former captain of Ohio State’s football team, passed away this morning. He was 46.
He played at Ohio State from 1990-93 and was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes’ defense, playing both safety positions.
A cause of death has yet to be determined. Nelson passed away in Columbus.
Some of Nelson’s teammates at Ohio State reacted on Twitter to the sad news.
So sad to hear the news about Chico Nelson. I was just with him at an event in Sarasota last week. Rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/N4XIoKZWTW
— robert smith (@Robert26Smith) May 17, 2016
— Matt Finkes (@MattFinkes) May 17, 2016
An autopsy is reportedly scheduled for Wednesday morning.
Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz told @11W an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday morning to determine Nelson’s cause of death.
— Eric Seger (@EricSeger33) May 17, 2016
Rest in peace, Chico.