View Full Version : Heath Benedict dies

03-27-2008, 12:07 AM
Wow. I know some of you had been hoping to draft this guy. Terrible story. A promising young life gone

Jacksonville, FL (WLTX) - According to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Newberry College lineman Heath Benedict was found dead in his Florida home.

Benedict, a transfer from Tennessee, just finished his college career last season, becoming the first player from Newberry College to compete in the Under Armour Senior Bowl.

He seemed to have a bright professional future ahead, though: some projections had the 25-year-old going early in next month's NFL draft.

Stay with and WLTX and WLTX.com for the latest details on this developing story


03-27-2008, 12:32 AM


Galax Steeler
03-27-2008, 04:13 AM
That is tragic news R.I.P

03-27-2008, 10:14 AM
wow.. this is a sad story.. feelings go out to the family

03-27-2008, 12:28 PM
Wow. I wonder what the cause of death was? From what I have read on various sports sites there was no foul play.

03-27-2008, 03:11 PM
thats ashame his talent will not be seen

03-27-2008, 04:26 PM
the ppl down there said the death was from natural causes..

03-28-2008, 06:12 PM
:hug: Very, very sad news. Just remember his family in your prayers and thoughts please. We never know when our time is coming to an end, so we must live life like there is no tomorow.

03-28-2008, 07:33 PM

03-28-2008, 08:10 PM
The Peddie school a high school boarding school in hightstown new jersey

I saw him about a year and a half ago.
He throw a 95 mph fast ball in highschool but blew out his elbow he was said to be way better at baseball comapered to football

It was a really sad week on my campus

03-29-2008, 03:40 AM
Wow...Benedict was climbing draft boards...and blew people away at the combine. Very sad, my prayers go out to his family and friends.

03-29-2008, 05:47 AM
NFL | Enlarged heart caused Benedict's death
Fri, 28 Mar 2008 21:59:03 -0700

John Murphy, of Yahoo Sports, and Josh Buchanan, of NFLDraftBible.com, reports Newberry OL Heath Benedict's cause of death has officially been listed as having died of natural causes due to an enlarged heart, according to several sources close to the situation. One of the sources said that doctors informed the family that "his heart just gave out on him." He will be buried Monday, March 31, in Pennsylvania, where his parents currently reside. Newberry will hold a memorial service Tuesday, April 1 and a family memorial will be held Friday, April 4.

El-Gonzo Jackson
03-29-2008, 07:38 PM
That's too bad.

I was thinking that yesterday that maybe such a large guy had marfan(sp?) syndrome which is from an enlarged heart and gained some notoriety when USA volleyball team member Flo Hyman died of it.

Anyways, sorry for the loss.

03-29-2008, 10:48 PM
As i said before heath Benedict went t my school. Like I saw him a year and a half ago and if you ask me they are doing an investigation because a couple teachers got questioned by federal officials

03-29-2008, 11:11 PM
Thats sad, he was so dam good and had so much potential!