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2bikemike
08-21-2005, 01:34 AM
Updated: 2:25 a.m. ET Aug. 21, 2005
DENVER - San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Thomas Herrion collapsed in the locker room after Saturday night’s game against Denver and was taken to the hospital.

Emergency workers were performing CPR on the lineman as he was being placed in an ambulance. Coach Mike Nolan said he had no comments about San Francisco’s 26-21 loss to the Broncos.

Players said coach Mike Nolan had just finished his postgame meeting with them when Herrion collapsed.


“As players, we all stood back, took one knee and prayed for Thomas,” defensive end Bryant Young said.

Nolan said he had no comments about the game, a 26-21 loss to the Broncos.

“There are more important things on our mind than the game,” he said. “Right now, our thoughts and prayers are with Thomas Herrion.”

The lineman was on the field for San Francisco’s 14-play, 91-yard drive that ended with a touchdown with 2 seconds left in the game.



Herrion, a first-year player with the 49ers, played college ball at Utah and spent part of last season on the San Francisco and Dallas practice squads and also played this season with the Hamburg Sea Dogs of NFL Europe.

Herrion, a first-year player with the 49ers, played college ball at Utah and spent part of last season on the Dallas practice squad.

“All we could do is what we know how to do, and that was stand back and let the medical staff do their job,” Niners defensive lineman Marques Douglas said.

Coach
08-21-2005, 01:35 AM
Oh boy... I hope he is all right.

2bikemike
08-21-2005, 01:37 AM
Oh boy... I hope he is all right.

Yeah sounds pretty serious.

VonneMarie
08-21-2005, 01:42 AM
A 9er website is reporting he has died.

49ers lineman Thomas Herrion dies after 49ers/Broncos game
Saturday, August 20, 2005 at 23:38:28 PT - Print it
Source: 49erswebzone.com

CBS News has just reported that San Francisco 49ers guard Thomas Herrion has died after collapsing in the locker room after the game in Denver.

Herrion was put on a stretcher and rushed to a nearby hospital. Paramedics attempted CPR on the way.

Herrion was a first year player with the 49ers.

Our prayers are with Herrion's family.

http://www.49erswebzone.com/cgi-bin/news/news.cgi?action=display&num=2495

That's terrible. :(

Coach
08-21-2005, 01:44 AM
Aww crap. That blows.

2bikemike
08-21-2005, 01:47 AM
A 9er website is reporting he has died.

49ers lineman Thomas Herrion dies after 49ers/Broncos game
Saturday, August 20, 2005 at 23:38:28 PT - Print it
Source: 49erswebzone.com

CBS News has just reported that San Francisco 49ers guard Thomas Herrion has died after collapsing in the locker room after the game in Denver.

Herrion was put on a stretcher and rushed to a nearby hospital. Paramedics attempted CPR on the way.

Herrion was a first year player with the 49ers.

Our prayers are with Herrion's family.

http://www.49erswebzone.com/cgi-bin/news/news.cgi?action=display&num=2495


That's terrible. :(

Wow sorry to hear that.

Phobia
08-21-2005, 01:48 AM
Well, that just killed my jovial mood. I think I'll head off for the rack then.

Stinger
08-21-2005, 01:52 AM
Yep just got in from KC ... this sure put a damper on the night. My thoughts and prayers for him and his family. Wow just wow.

HolmeZz
08-21-2005, 02:01 AM
He was so young too. That's shitty.

Logical
08-21-2005, 02:04 AM
A 9er website is reporting he has died.

49ers lineman Thomas Herrion dies after 49ers/Broncos game
Saturday, August 20, 2005 at 23:38:28 PT - Print it
Source: 49erswebzone.com

CBS News has just reported that San Francisco 49ers guard Thomas Herrion has died after collapsing in the locker room after the game in Denver.

Herrion was put on a stretcher and rushed to a nearby hospital. Paramedics attempted CPR on the way.

Herrion was a first year player with the 49ers.

Our prayers are with Herrion's family.

http://www.49erswebzone.com/cgi-bin/news/news.cgi?action=display&num=2495

That's terrible. :(This is terrible, my heart goes out to his family, his teammates and the 49er fans.:(

Tribal Warfare
08-21-2005, 02:11 AM
I'll ask again, and I'm serious did he have a seizure. It has happened before to other players most notable the DL from Notre Dame last year

Logical
08-21-2005, 02:16 AM
I'll ask again, and I'm serious did he have a seizure. It has happened before to other players most notable the DL from Notre Dame last yearI have checked CBSSportsline, Fox and NFL.com and all are reporting the same AP story which does not tell us what caused him to arrest.

Sure-Oz
08-21-2005, 02:19 AM
omg no way :(

KCChiefsMan
08-21-2005, 02:27 AM
damn, thats terrible. I wonder if it was the heat, dehydration or something like that. Man that is very sad

VonneMarie
08-21-2005, 02:35 AM
ESPN just confirmed it. They're not saying what caused it though.

Coach
08-21-2005, 02:36 AM
From what I'm reading on 49er and Broncos board, they are saying seizure/heart.

Coach
08-21-2005, 02:38 AM
MSNBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9025480/

SoCalBronco
08-21-2005, 03:04 AM
This is just awful. RIP Mr. Herrion.

mikey23545
08-21-2005, 05:51 AM
How very sad...

I wish his family and teammates strength and comfort...

Braincase
08-21-2005, 07:00 AM
Tragic. My prayers go out to his friends and family, and the rest of the 49ers.

PRIEST
08-21-2005, 08:17 AM
WOW! that's so sad.

MOhillbilly
08-21-2005, 10:11 AM
Thats terrible, i heard about it this morning.
23 years old. terrible.

B_Ambuehl
08-21-2005, 10:24 AM
That is terrible and weird because I was just talking to someone last week saying I'm surrprised that you never see any NFL players collapse on the field and die from heart related problems. When you combine 300+ lb bodies with stimulants and other performance enhancing aids (both of which are rampant) you put a lot of stress on the heart. Likely though he had some kind've congenital defect of the heart that nobody was aware of...when you see sudden death thats most always the case..... either that or some type of stimulant like ephedrine will be blamed.

Reaper16
08-21-2005, 05:17 PM
His autopsy results came back inconclusive.
:hmmm:

Scanfan55
08-21-2005, 05:20 PM
His autopsy results came back inconclusive.
:hmmm:

waiting for toxicology reports - 3-6 weeks.
What do you think they're looking for?

Rain Man
08-21-2005, 05:30 PM
B_Ambuehl has a point about stimulants. My bet, though, is that he just had some sort of congenital heart defect.

tommykat
08-21-2005, 05:39 PM
This is so sad~So young, RIP and God be with his family.