ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -Autopsy results show a University of Central Florida football player who died after spring drills had a pre-existing medical condition worsened by physical stress.
The Orange County Medical Examiner's Office said Thursday that Ereck Plancher had a sickle cell trait that caused problems with his red blood cells during physical exertion. Tests showed the blood flow to the 19-year-old wide receiver's muscles and organs slowed or stopped.
Plancher collapsed in March, the day before spring practice was to begin. UCF says he received CPR from trainers and was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

2017 NFL Draft Props on Fri, Feb 2017 by Blade
Handicapping Week 1 on Fri, Feb 2017 by Blade
Blade what time do you get up on Thu, Feb 2017 by Blade
VIR- V TECH GAME on Sun, Feb 2017 by Timmy1961
Hey bri guy and ranger on Sat, Feb 2017 by BriGuy
Advertisement

NCAAF Headlines

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail 2017 Heisman Trophy Odds The 2017 college football season is months away but oddsmakers have already released odds for the Heisman Trophy.

NCAAF Team Pages