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Air Force/New Mexico game postponed due to death of New Mexico football player

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The football game between Air Force and New Mexico scheduled for this Saturday was postponed following the death of a Lobos defensive lineman.

Air Force will travel to New Mexico on Nov. 23 instead, the Mountain West said Wednesday.

New Mexico announced the death of 21-year-old Nahje Flowers on Tuesday. The university didn't provide a cause or other circumstances. Flowers was from Los Angeles, where he played football at Dorsey High School. He had been at New Mexico since 2016.

This season, Flowers had 13 tackles and 1 1/2 sack.

In a release, Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson said the focus should be on "the family, friends and teammates who have been affected during this difficult time."

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Rob Namnoum

Rob is the Sports Director at KRDO-TV. He started working at KRDO in 1999. He has covered the NFL since 1998. He has also covered Super Bowls, the World Series, the Stanley Cup Finals, the NBA playoffs, the Daytona 500 and the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournament.

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