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Louisiana OL Coach D.J. Looney Dies at Age 31 After Heart Attack at Practice

Louisiana OL Coach D.J. Looney Dies at Age 31 After Heart Attack at Practice

Mississippi State tight ends coach D.J. Looney watches the video board from the sidelines during the first half of the TaxSlayer Bowl NCAA college football game against Louisville, Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

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The University of Louisiana at Lafayette announced that offensive line coach D.J. Looney died Saturday after suffering a heart attack during a team workout:

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The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Department of Athletics mourns the sudden loss of Louisiana Football assistant coach D.J. Looney, who passed away Saturday morning following a heart attack during a team workout at Cajun Field. https://t.co/7e1DemV5jA

Looney, who was 31 years of age, was set to enter his third season as part of the Ragin’ Cajuns’ coaching staff.

He served as the tight ends coach at Mississippi State in 2017 after playing collegiately for the Bulldogs as an offensive lineman from 2007 to 2010.

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