- Associated Press - Friday, August 12, 2016

CHADRON, Neb. (AP) - Preliminary autopsy results show an enlarged heart in the football player at a small college in western Nebraska who died following the team’s practice Thursday.

The Dawes County Attorney’s office said Friday the enlarged heart likely contributed to the death of 20-year-old freshman defensive lineman Eric Goll of Haines City, Florida. Additional testing and toxicological screening are being performed as part of the investigation.

Goll was taken from the Chadron State practice field to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Temperatures were in the mid-70s when the team was practicing.

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