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TackleMeBen
03-18-2008, 04:12 PM
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Central Florida wide receiver died Tuesday after voluntary strength and conditioning drills, the day before spring practice was set to begin.


Police said there was no foul play or obvious cause for redshirt freshman Ereck Plancher's late morning collapse. UCF athletic director Keith Tribble said the players had been lifting weights, then ran for about 10 minutes.

After they huddled and broke, Plancher, of Naples, took a knee in obvious distress, Tribble said. UCF trainers on site immediately provided CPR and the player was taken by ambulance to the hospital. He was pronounced dead just before noon.

"I know that I speak for our entire UCF family in saying that our thoughts and prayers are with Ereck's family on such a tragic day," Tribble said. "We offer our full support to Ereck's family, teammates, classmates and friends to cope with this unexpected loss."

Tribble said Plancher had passed a physical. The practice was inside an air-conditioned building, but the weather outside wasn't bad. The National Weather Service said it topped out at about 78 degrees in the area, with about 50 percent humidity.

UCF's spring practices weren't scheduled to start until Wednesday, but Tribble said 82 players were there for conditioning. He could not say who led the practice, but said there was no concern it was not compliant with NCAA rules.
Plancher, 5-foot-10 and 184 pounds, was a two-time letterman at Lely High School in Naples. He majored in business and was a high school National Honor Society member.
"Medical staff did an incredible job, my team of officers did an incredible job trying to save this young man's life," UCF police chief Richard Beary said. "It's just a very sad day, very tragic."

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19ward86
03-18-2008, 04:20 PM
Extremely shocking but i bet there will be a backdrop to this story, nobody dies during these drills just because of the drill. These drills consists of low weight medium reps, im doing it now for my football lifting program. That overall is a very tragic story though.

polamalu82
03-18-2008, 04:26 PM
I wonder if he had a heart attack or stroke? Man that just boggles the mind. It goes to show how fragile life is, and you never know when your number is up.

BettisFan
03-18-2008, 04:29 PM
I just saw that on espn, jeez these guys work them selves to death (no pun intended)

lilyoder6
03-18-2008, 05:18 PM
actually it can be that easy.. last yr at the beginning of school a freshman was running/jogging around the track4 gym class and he collasped and then died.. found out he hard a rare heart disease..

and 19ward86 (i am talking about High school since i think that is where u are in, b/c i am) if u guys are doing drills that consists of low weight medium reps, then u guys must not be a very competitve team or u are in a weak ass conf.. we work our asses off evry day in the weight room and we have no easy days off.. not even on the sat day practices after games during the season when we had to work out the soreness

BettisFan
03-18-2008, 06:13 PM
actually it can be that easy.. last yr at the beginning of school a freshman was running/jogging around the track4 gym class and he collasped and then died.. found out he hard a rare heart disease..

and 19ward86 (i am talking about High school since i think that is where u are in, b/c i am) if u guys are doing drills that consists of low weight medium reps, then u guys must not be a very competitve team or u are in a weak ass conf.. we work our asses off evry day in the weight room and we have no easy days off.. not even on the sat day practices after games during the season when we had to work out the soreness

Where do you go?

Steeler in Carolina
03-19-2008, 06:38 PM
Bad news.

revefsreleets
03-19-2008, 06:40 PM
Very sad.

lilyoder6
03-19-2008, 07:17 PM
a hs in kc,mo