Pixel Tracker

Tuesday, December 18 , 2018, 10:30 pm | Fair 49º

 
 
 
 

Son of Former SBHS Star Randall Cunningham Dies in Apparent Accidental Drowning

The 2-year-old was found in a hot tub at the family's Las Vegas home

The 2-year-old son of NFL quarterback and Santa Barbara native Randall Cunningham died Tuesday evening in an apparent accidental drowning in a hot tub at the Las Vegas, Nev., home of Cunningham and his wife, Felicity.

Cunningham, who coaches football at nearby Silverado High School and serves as pastor of Remnant Ministries Church in Las Vegas, was out of town taking a physical as part of his NFL retirement plan.

Police were called to the home about 5 p.m. Tuesday by an adult who had found the child, Christian, in the hot tub and attempted to resuscitate him.

After transport to St. Rose Dominican Hospital, the boy was pronounced dead. The Clark County, Nev., coroner has yet to make a ruling on the death, but Las Vegas police said it appeared to be accidental.

Born and raised in Santa Barbara, Cunningham graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1981 and led the Dons to a league championship and the CIF finals his senior year before going on to play for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

His professional career included stints with the Philadelphia Eagles (1985-95), the Minnesota Vikings (1997-99), the Dallas Cowboys (2000) and the Baltimore Ravens (2001).

Noozhawk staff writer Ben Preston can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Support Noozhawk Today

You are an important ally in our mission to deliver clear, objective, high-quality professional news reporting for Santa Barbara, Goleta and the rest of Santa Barbara County. Join the Hawks Club today to help keep Noozhawk soaring.

We offer four membership levels: $5 a month, $10 a month, $25 a month or $1 a week. Payments can be made using a credit card, Apple Pay or Google Pay, or click here for information on recurring credit-card payments and a mailing address for checks.

Thank you for your vital support.

Become a Noozhawk Supporter

First name
Last name
Email
Select your monthly membership
Or choose an annual membership
×

Payment Information

Membership Subscription

You are enrolling in . Thank you for joining the Hawks Club.

Payment Method

Pay by Credit Card:

Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover
One click only, please!

Pay with Apple Pay or Google Pay:

Noozhawk partners with Stripe to provide secure invoicing and payments processing.
You may cancel your membership at any time by sending an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

  • Ask
  • Vote
  • Investigate
  • Answer

Noozhawk Asks: What’s Your Question?

Welcome to Noozhawk Asks, a new feature in which you ask the questions, you help decide what Noozhawk investigates, and you work with us to find the answers.

Here’s how it works: You share your questions with us in the nearby box. In some cases, we may work with you to find the answers. In others, we may ask you to vote on your top choices to help us narrow the scope. And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.

We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together. Noozhawk’s objective is to come at questions from a place of curiosity and openness, and we believe a transparent collaboration is the key to achieve it.

The results of our investigation will be published here in this Noozhawk Asks section. Once or twice a month, we plan to do a review of what was asked and answered.

Thanks for asking!

Click Here to Get Started >

Reader Comments

Noozhawk is no longer accepting reader comments on our articles. Click here for the announcement. Readers are instead invited to submit letters to the editor by emailing them to [email protected]. Please provide your full name and community, as well as contact information for verification purposes only.