College Football Player Dies After Collapsing During Pickup Basketball

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

An Austin College football player died after collapsing during a pickup basketball game on campus following an offseason workout, a school spokesman said.

Jeff Kelly confirmed Tuesday that 20-year-old linebacker Zach
Swirczynski died the night before.

Teammate Scooter Means told the Sherman Herald Democrat that he
had just arrived at the court when Swirczynski collapsed between
5:30 and 6 p.m. Swirczynski was transported to a hospital, where he
was pronounced dead.

Swirczynski was a 5-foot-8, 215-pound sophomore for the Division
III school about 60 miles north of Dallas.

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