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Autopsy reveals UCF's Plancher had gene trait tied to 10 similar deaths

Updated: July 18, 2008, 1:06 PM ET
By Mark Fainaru-Wada | ESPN.com

A 19-year-old University of Central Florida football player who collapsed and died after a conditioning workout in March carried an inherited gene that has been tied to the deaths of 10 young athletes since 2000, according to autopsy results released Thursday.

Ereck Plancher, a redshirt freshman wide receiver from Naples, Fla., died March 18 following a 20-minute training session on the Orlando campus. The university was aware Plancher carried the sickle cell trait -- a condition that less ...

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