Oregon State Beavers freshman football player Fred Thompson dies
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Oregon State Beavers freshman football player FredThompson dies
Updated: December 8, 2011, 7:49 PM ET
CORVALLIS, Ore. -- An Oregon State defensive tackle whom collapsed within a pick-up basketballgame and also died has been stricken consequently suddenly which even if emergency personnelhad been around the scene, these people likely cannot have got saved him, circumstances policespokesman said.
Lt. Gregg Hastings says there's zero evidence of your crime in the death involving freshman FredThompson upon Wednesday night.
An autopsy is planning to be conducted on Friday for you to figure out the major cause of death, yetHastings said hello appeared Thompson most likely suffered cardiac arrhythmia, an irregularheartbeat that in some conditions can lead to death.
Oregon State coach Mike Riley said Thursday that will Thompson had no good popularity forcoronary heart issues. He knew of absolutely no loved ones history, either.
"This is simply one of those things you by no means want to become an element of. We won't everforget Fred," stated Riley, who was clearly shaken and struggled to hold back tears. "I was so proudregarding him."
Thompson ended up becoming to turn twenty on Sunday. He collapsed whilst playing at a campusrecreation middle and had been pronounced dead a small amount regarding time later with goodSamaritan Hospital inside Corvallis.
The 6-foot-4, 317-pound Thompson ended up being from Richmond, Calif., along with played atOakland Tech high School.
Oregon State athletic director Bob De Carolis mentioned any memorial support was becomingplanned, and which counseling could be created open to students, have been inside finals week.
Thompson was a part of the actual 2010 recruiting class nevertheless delayed his enrollment untilthis January. He expended this season recovering through shoulder surgery along with had beenconsidered any grayshirt.
He has been expected to compete for any beginning role this season.
"Everybody liked Fred. That's the particular very best method to say it. Fun, great smile," Riley said."I feel he's just among these guys everybody liked. like the perfect teammate."
Some players gathered Wednesday night from Valley Football Middle after word spread associatedwith Thompson's death, as well as the leading page in the Beavers' website paid out tribute to theyouthful player. the Oregon State basketball team cancelled its each week media availability inThursday.
Oregon State cornerback Jordan Poyer posted about Twitter: "R.I.P Fred Im truly gonna miss anindividual bro. My prayers go to you and your own family."
His team biography stated Thompson chose Oregon State since with the "family vibe, nice campusand fantastic academics." This says he ended up being contemplating majoring in business.
At Oakland Tech, Thompson had 90 tackles and also seven sacks his senior season. He additionallyhad an interception return for a touchdown for that Bulldogs, whom went 9-3.
De Carolis furthermore said the Beavers had been working for you to set up a memorial fund.
"I believe it's always any tough situation whenever anyone shed any loved one, family membersmember, the teammate. Inside this case, it's a lot more tragic when you see any younger person'sexistence end in a moment," De Carolis said. "The thought here is how fragile an existence is."
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