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Navy football player David Forney laid to rest on Naval Academy grounds

Posted at 6:01 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 18:01:46-05

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Naval Academy buried one of its own on Tuesday.

Senior Midshipmen David Forney was laid to rest on the Academy grounds. Forney was 22-years-old and was found unresponsive in Bancroft Hall on February 21.

There were no signs of foul play and the family is waiting for medical results to determine the cause.

Midshipmen Forney was on the Navy football team. Some of his teammates and members of his company, the 9th Company, lined the steps of the Naval Academy Chapel.

Forney lead a record setting offensive line this year, starting all 13 games. The Navy offense set a school record and led the nation in rushing, averaging 360.5 yards per game. Forney's family is from Frederick.

Two weeks before Forney's death, Midshipman 3rd Class Duke Carrillo died during the 1.5-mile run portion of a physical readiness test.