LAWRENCE, Kan. -- University of Kansas fullback Chris Emerson died Friday of a pulmonary embolus -- a blood clot in his heart, team spokesman Sid Wilson said.
Emerson had complained late Thursday of chest pains and shortness of breath. He was taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital but stopped breathing shortly after his arrival. Doctors tried for two hours to revive the 19-year-old athlete, but were not successful.
'We are all saddened by this tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go to his parents,' head football Coach Don Fambrough said.
'Chris was a fine young man who worked so very hard. He will be missed by his teammates and coaches.'