Cullen Finnerty, a star quarterback at Grand Valley State who briefly played in the NFL for the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos, has been found dead.
Details are still coming him and the cause of death will remain unknown until an autopsy is performed, but Finnerty disappeared on Sunday and his corpse turned up last night in the woods of northern Michigan.
Lake County Undersheriff Dennis Robinson says foul play is unlikely and that a family member described Finnerty as "nervous about something" the last time they talked on the phone.
His loved ones are concerned that he suffered a "mental episode" of some kind, according to Robinson.
Finnerty, 30, led Grand Valley State to three Division II national titles and over 50 wins during his four years as a starter. He had short stints with the Ravens and Broncos in the pros.
Notre Dame's Brian Kelly, who coached Finnerty at Grand Valley State, said in a statement:
"It's very chilling. He led me to a national championship as a true freshman. When I left, coach Martin took over and won two more national championships. My heart goes out to the family and to his beautiful wife."