Freshman football player dies after morning workout


Heintz was an offensive tackle from Kenton, Ohio.

There is still no confirmation to the cause of his death, but Kent State released a brief statement at 9:57 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Kent State freshman offensive lineman Tyler Heintz died Tuesday following a team conditioning drill, the school said in a statement.

At this time the cause of death is unknown.

The 6-foot-4, 275-pound offensive lineman was a two-star recruit coming out of high school.

Brice Fackler, a senior tight end on last year's Flashes squad who is also from Kenton, tweeted: "Thoughts and prayers are with Tyler's family". He was taken to UH Portage and was pronounced dead at 11:34 a.m.

- Kenton Football 2017 (@Kenton_Football) June 13, 2017What a great kid.

"The post-mortem is just one piece of the puzzle", he told the newspaper. According to the Record Courier, DePerro said the autopsy's conclusion may not arrive for several weeks.

On Tuesday, tragedy struck the Kent State football program.

He had recently moved to campus at Kent State, where he took part in a workout session and suddenly had to be taken to the hospital. He said officials are now busy gathering hospital records and medical charts, as well as interviewing those who were with Heintz at the time of his death. Life is way too short.

Danilo Castro is an entertainment writer for who now lives in Arizona.