AUSTIN, Texas Former Ole Miss and Texas quarterback Jevan Snead has died at the age of 32 according to a report from KVUE.
The ABC affiliate in Austin spoke with Austin police who said Snead died overnight. Police are investigating his death but do not suspect foul play.
KVUE stated a source close to the family in Snead’s hometown, Stephenville, also confirmed his death, which occurred in Downtown Austin.
Authorities told KVUE they responded to a call to help unlock a car or apartment at 9:08 p.m. on Saturday. When they arrived, they found what is described as an "obvious DOS," or "dead on scene."
According to Snead's LinkedIn profile, he had been working in Austin as a managing consultant at WeWork Space Services since April.
Snead began his college football career at The University of Texas at Austin in 2006. After Vince Young graduated, true freshman Snead and redshirt Colt McCoy competed for the starting quarterback job for the 2006 season, according to KVUE. After losing the starting job to McCoy, Snead transferred to Ole Miss. He sat out the 2007 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
He played in 26 games as an Ole Miss Rebel, serving as the team's starter for the 2008 season. He threw for 5,394 yards, 46 touchdowns and 33 interceptions during his two years in Oxford. He led the Rebels to a pair of Cotton Bowl victories over Texas Tech and Oklahoma State.
Snead's passing yard total ranks eighth in school history while his passing touchdown total ranks fourth. Only Eli Manning, Bo Wallace and Chad Kelly have passed for more touchdowns in a Rebel uniform. Snead's 26 passing touchdowns in 2008 ranks fourth on the single season list.
Snead earned a Marketing degree from Ole Miss. He chose to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL Draft. He went undrafted but was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for training camp before being cut by them prior to the 2010 season.