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Former Notre Dame lineman Kona Schwenke dies

| Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kona Schwenke, who played on Notre Dame’s defensive line from 2010-2013, died Sunday, the University announced in a press release Monday.

“A four-year Monogram winner and defensive lineman for the University of Notre Dame football team, [Schwenke] died Sunday (April 22) at his home in Laie, Hawai’i. He was 25,” the press release said.

Schwenke played in 31 games over the course of his career and made nine starts. He won the football program’s Next Man Award in 2013 and made 30 tackles over the course of his career. Schwenke graduated from the University in 2014, earning a degree in anthropology.

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