Tyler Heintz: Kent State OL Dies After Offseason Workout

Tyler Heintz: Kent State OL Dies After Offseason Workout

KENT, Ohio – A freshman football player has died after a morning workout at Kent State University.

The Portage County coroner confirmed the death of Tyler Heintz Tuesday evening.

Kent State University released the following statement:

Today, the Kent State University family mourns the tragic loss of one of our student-athletes, freshman football player Tyler Heintz. Tyler was transported to a local hospital by paramedics this morning following football conditioning drills at Dix Stadium. The cause of death is not yet known.

Tyler was from Kenton, Ohio, and planned to study marketing and entrepreneurship in the College of Business Administration. Tyler was recruited as a rising star on our offensive line.

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with Tyler’s family and friends, as well as Coach Haynes and the team, our athletics staff and our student-athletes.

From News 5 Cleveland:

According to the Portage County Coroner, Tyler Heintz was taken to UH Portage Medical Center where resuscitation efforts were made until 11:34 a.m. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office will perform the autopsy. Results could take weeks while they search for a definitive cause.


Tyler Heintz, a 2017 graduate of Kenton High School, was an offensive tackle for the Golden Flashes. He was an incoming freshman.

His high school tweeted out condolences to their former player, and a number of television and radio stations near Kenton have confirmed this tragedy.

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