Kent State Football Player Tyler Heintz Dies After Team Workout

kent state football player tyler heintz dies after team workout

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Kent State University is mourning the sudden passing of 19-year-old football player Tyler Heintz, who died following a team conditioning workout on Tuesday morning.

Local firefighters were called to Dix Stadium at 9:18 a.m. They found Heintz unresponsive and transported him to UH Portage Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 11:34 a.m. after two hours of resuscitation efforts.

At this time the cause of death is unknown. The medical examiner will perform an autopsy, but results could take weeks.

The university issued a statement on Tuesday night:

Today, the Kent State University family mourns the tragic loss of one of our student-athletes, freshman football player Tyler Heintz. Tyler was transported to a local hospital by paramedics this morning following football conditioning drills at Dix Stadium. The cause of death is not yet known.

Tyler was from Kenton, Ohio, and planned to study marketing and entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration. Tyler was recruited as a rising star on our offensive line.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Tyler’s family and friends, as well as Coach Haynes and the team, our athletics staff and our student-athletes.

Tyler was a standout at Kenton High School. He committed to the Kent State Golden Flashes back in February.


Our thoughts go out to Tyler’s family, friends, and teammates in this difficult time.

Hat Tip – [Yahoo Sports]

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