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Rick Forney told me this week he's "touched " to hear the @Wpg_Goldeyes  will wear patches this season honouring his son, David, who died suddenly in February. ICYMI, my column from April on the tragic loss and how sports can help him heal.

“It’s a really nice gesture on behalf of the Naval Academy and our family is deeply touched,” said Rick Forney, father of @NavyFB  player David Forney, who passed away in February. “It is uplifting to see David included in this way.”

Empty chair and a football helmet: David Forney remembered at Naval Academy commissioning ceremony - Capital Gazette

One of the most poignant images to emerge from Tuesday’s commissioning ceremony was that of an Army-Navy football helmet placed with care on an otherwise empty fold-out chair. It served as a heartfelt tribute to Midshipman First Class David Forney.

At 6-foot-3, 300-pounds, David Forney was known as one of the biggest, strongest members of the @NavalAcademy  football team.

Midshipman and @NavyFB  offensive lineman David Forney was honored with a Catholic Mass and buried at the @NavalAcademy  on Tuesday. The 22-year-old was found unresponsive in his dorm room Feb 20. The cause of this death is still being investigated.

When he played for Navy football, david forney'>Midshipman David Forney was known as an unstoppable force. At his funeral, he was remembered as a gentle giant.

David Forney is the second @NavalAcademy  midshipman to die in two weeks and the 12th in eight years.

Private services for @NavalAcademy  Midshipman First Class David Forney will be held at the Naval Academy on Tuesday, March 3. The 22-year-old died suddenly Thursday night in his dorm room at the academy.

ICYMI: @NavalAcademy  officials identified @NavyFB  offensive lineman David Forney as the midshipman found dead Thursday night in Bancroft Hall. He was 22 years old.

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David Forney, a Navy offensive lineman, is dead at 22. Forney, who earned an all-league first-team honors in the American Athletic Conference, was found unresponsive in his campus dorm.

David Forney was the anchor of an offensive line that set a school record and led the nation in rushing, averaging 360.5 yards per game. "Words cannot express our pain and said Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo said in a statement.

Navy offensive lineman David Forney died at 22 after being found unresponsive in his dorm room on Thursday night

Navy announced late Friday night that David Forney died. He was 22. Forney was found unresponsive in his dorm room Thursday night, per the school. He started every game in 2019 as Navy went 11-2 and won the Liberty Bowl.

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UPDATE | @NavalAcademy  officials identified Navy football offensive lineman David Forney as the midshipman found dead Thursday night in Bancroft Hall. He was 22 years old.

Devastating news from Navy: senior offensive lineman David Forney died Thursday night after being found unresponsive. Starting guard for the Midshipmen was just 22-years old.

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