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A U.S. Air Force cadet and football player died suddenly last month from a blood clot resulting from a foot injury he sustained during practice two months earlier, according to an autopsy report.
Offensive lineman Hunter Brown, 21, collapsed and died on Jan. 9 after he left his dorm room and as he was walking to class at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
His shocking death captivated and alarmed much of the country, coming amid a string of similar incidents involving apparently healthy young people.
“With heavy hearts we share the loss of a cadet,” the academy tweeted Jan. 10. “C3C Hunter Brown died Monday after suffering a medical emergency while on his way to class. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, teammates and fellow cadets.”
KKTV-TV in Colorado Springs published an autopsy report from the El Paso County, Colorado, Coroner’s Office on Feb. 1.
The report contained a full opinion from Dr. Jarod Murdoch.
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