Kent State Football Player Dies After Workout

Jun 14, 2017

Heintz was an offensive lineman from Kenton.

A freshman football player at Kent State University has died following a workout.

In a statement, Kent State University says Tyler Heintz was transported by paramedics to a hospital following football conditioning drills at Dix Stadium Tuesday.

The Portage County coroner confirmed his death that evening.

Heintz, of Kenton, was recruited from Kenton High School as an offensive lineman.

His former high school sent a tweet Tuesday saying they were "shocked and bewildered" after his death.