Sophomore student dies Feb. 7 of unknown cause
Published: Thursday, March 4, 2010
Updated: Thursday, March 4, 2010 13:03
Arnold Menchaca, early education sophomore, is remembered as a kind, popular older brother.
He died at age 28 during the half-time show of the XLIV Superbowl Feb. 7 at his father's house.
His brother Michael Menchaca, a former student here, said after playing football outside during half time, Arnold Menchaca went inside for a break and then collapsed.
A friend performed CPR for 15 minutes until paramedics arrived. He later died at Brooke Army Medical Center. The results of an autopsy have not been completed.
"Arnold was the most positive influence I could ever ask for in life," Michael Menchaca wrote on his Facebook page.
He said his brother was so popular he attended five high school proms. Everywhere his brothers Michael and Kevin went, people recognized them as "Arnold's brothers."
After several years out of college and driving a taxi, Arnold Menchaca decided to return to this college.
Arnold Menchaca was a big fan of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Now, Michael Menchaca will have to find a way to honor his brother's last wish.
Arnold Menchaca wanted his ashes spread along the 50-yard line of the Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.