Two former WMU football players pass away

Posted at 11:13 PM, Oct 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-29 23:13:43-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich– Two former football players from Western Michigan University have died.

WMU Athletic Director Kathy Beauregard confirmed the news on her twitter page over the weekend.

According to The Detroit News, Paul Hutchins was killed in a car crash. Details surrounding the accident are unknown, but the paper reports his son who was in the car at the time survived.

Hutchins began playing football at Western Michigan University in 1988 and soon became one of the most dominant players in the Mid-American conference. He also went on to play with the Green Bay Packers from 1993 to 1995.

WMU also confirmed the death of Chad Munson. He passed away on October 25th after a battle with cancer. Munson leaves behind his significant other, Jennifer, along with four children.

Munson played for WMU in 2002 and 2003.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help his family with memorial costs.

The Western Michigan Broncos are scheduled to play against their rival,  the Central Michigan Chippewas this Wednesday at 8:00 p.m. at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo.