Kent State football player dies after a team workout

Kent State freshman offensive lineman Tyler Heintz died Tuesday following a team conditioning drill, the school said in a statement. The cause of death has yet to be determined.

“Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Tyler’s family and friends, as well as Coach [Paul] Haynes and the team, our athletics staff and our student-athletes,” the school stated.

Heintz, 19, was found unresponsive when firefighters arrived at Dix Stadium at 9:18 a.m. in response to a call, Kent Fire Capt. Bill Myers told the Columbus Dispatch. He was transported to University Hospitals Portage Medical Center and pronounced dead at 11:34 a.m., according to Dr. Dean DePerro, Portage County coroner.

An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday, but the final results might not be available for several weeks.

Heintz was a member of two Kenton (Ohio) High state semifinalist teams.