Heintz was an offensive tackle from Kenton, Ohio.
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.
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 Heavy.com who now lives in Arizona.