[i]DENVER (AP) -- San Francisco offensive lineman Thomas Herrion collapsed in the locker room and died Sunday morning, shortly after the 49ers played the Denver Broncos in a preseason game. He was 23.
Herrion, a 6-foot-3, 310-pound guard, was on the field for San Francisco's 14-play, 91-yard drive that ended with a touchdown with 2 seconds left.
Players had finished listening to coach Mike Nolan address them in a postgame meeting when Herrion collapsed. Medics administered CPR on him and took him to an ambulance that rushed him to a nearby hospital.
About three hours later, 49ers spokesman Aaron Salkin confirmed that Herrion had been pronounced dead. The cause of death was not immediately known.[/i]
......very sad but when the hell will the NFL wakeup and try to ensure their line players are healthy for crying out loud insted of overweight giants........in the BC/Hamilton game the announcers said that the biggest thing Cheatwood would have to get accustomed to is the speed at which the CFL plays at vs. the NFL.........in the NFL, they prefer their lineman to be humongous which means they are slow.........the CFL promotes speed for their linemen which means they are not as overly large but at least are not massive potbelly HA-timebombs.........