A medical emergency resulted in the death of a 20-year-old Northern Michigan college football player, according to MLive. According to new details from MLive, an autopsy was performed and although they won’t have “solid answers” for a few weeks, it appears Anthony Herbert had an enlarged heart.
People can be born with an enlarged heart or it can be a condition that develops.
According to the report, Anthony Herbert worked out early Tuesday morning before heading to breakfast and returning to his room, where he was watching a movie with a roommate and became unresponsive. EMTs were later called and attempts to resuscitate Herbert were reportedly unsuccessful.
“What caused his passing is unknown at this time and right now our concern is for Anthony’s family, friends, teammates, coaches and team staff, teachers and fellow students,” said University President Fritz Erickson in a statement on Tuesday.
Herbert, a 6’4″, 315-pound right guard, started 11 games during the 2016-17 season. The college football player was only a sophomore.