Louisiana-Lafayette assistant football coach D.J. Looney dies at 31

    D.J. Looney seen in December, 2017.

    (CNN)University of Louisiana at Lafayette assistant football coach D.J. Looney has died at the age of 31, according to a statement from the school's Department of Athletics.

    Looney, who was entering his third season on staff with the Ragin' Cajuns as an assistant offensive line coach, passed away Saturday morning after suffering a heart attack during a team workout at Cajun Field in Lafayette, the statement said.
    "At this time, the Department of Athletics asks that fans, friends and acquaintances of Coach Looney keep his family and the football program in their thoughts and prayers," it said.
      Looney previously played for the Mississippi State University football team between 2007 and 2010.