CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State says freshman football player Fred Thompson has died.
School officials say the 19-year-old Thompson was playing basketball on campus when he collapsed. He was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Thompson, 6-foot-4 and 317 pounds, was a true freshman defensive tackle from Richmond, Calif.
The university said football coach Mike Riley was off-campus recruiting and was en route to Corvallis.