Posted with permission from The Sports Xchange

Former NFL linebacker Drew Wahlroos committed suicide with a self-inflicted gunshot to the chest. He was 37.

The San Diego Medical Examiner's Office said Wahlroos died Saturday. The entity ruled the death was a suicide.

Wahlroos played in 21 games for the St. Louis Rams from 2004-05. He was released prior to the 2006 campaign.

Wahlroos played collegiately for Colorado from 1999-2002.

Wahlroos played at Poway High in suburban San Diego County. He is the second San Diegan who played at Colorado and in the NFL to commit suicide over the last nine months, joining former Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam.