CORVALLIS, Ore., Dec. 8 (UPI) --
Oregon State University said 19-year-old football player Fred Thompson
collapsed while playing basketball and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The school said Thompson, a freshman from Richmond, Calif., was playing basketball in a campus gym Wednesday when he collapsed and was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, where he was pronounced dead, CNN reported Thursday.
Thompson, a defensive tackle who would have turned 20 Sunday, apparently suffered a heart attack while playing basketball at the Dixon Rec Center, The Oregonian reported.
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