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The University of Minnesota Duluth has lost one of its football players in tragic circumstances.
The university announced the death of 22-year-old senior defensive lineman Reed Ryan last month.
While the cause of death was not initially provided, Ryan’s obituary revealed that he “went into cardiac arrest on November 21st following a football team workout in the weight-room.”
“This was the result of an undetected genetic heart condition,” the obituary stated.
Head football coach Curt Wiese said Ryan’s teammates and university staff had been left “devastated” by his untimely death.
“Reed aspired to be better every day at whatever task was at hand,” Wiese said. “He helped bring out the best in others with his positive attitude, infectious smile, and genuine care for the people around him.
“We were fortunate to have Reed on our team, and he made our program, our department, and our community a better place in a short period of time. Reed will be greatly missed, but his legacy will live on forever.
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