On Tuesday, tragedy struck the Kent State football program.
Following the Golden Flashes second day of summer workouts, freshman offesnsive lineman Tyler Heintz passed away.
Heintz was 19 years old and a member of Kent State’s Class of 2017.
“The Kent State University family mourns the tragic loss of one of our student-athletes, freshman football player Tyler Heintz,” the university said in a statement. “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.
“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.”
According to The Record Courier, Heintz was found “unresponsive” shortly after 9:00 a.m. and was pronounced dead at 11:34 a.m.
Our deepest thoughts and condolences go out to the Heintz family during this difficult and tragic time.