Uchechukwu Eberechukwu Nwaneri was an American football guard.

Nwaneri played in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

He played college football at Purdue and was selected by the Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Nwaneri and Melvin Bullitt were classmates at Naaman Forest High School in Garland, Texas.

Nwaneri signed with the Dallas Cowboys on June 25, 2014. He was cut during the final roster cuts on August 30, 2014.

Nwaneri collapsed and died on December 30, 2022. He was 38.

when his wife found him unresponsive at about 1 a.m. Friday morning.

Preliminary results indicate a possible heart attack, pending toxicology result.