La. Tech's Tyrone Duplessis dies

Updated: February 3, 2012, 1:43 PM ET
Associated Press

RUSTON, La. -- Louisiana Tech running back Tyrone Duplessis died Thursday morning after medics responded to an emergency call at his off-campus apartment.

Hazel Woods, the chief investigator for the Lincoln Parish coroner's office, said the cause of death was not yet known and an autopsy is pending. Ruston police Lt. Tim Parker said authorities are not investigating at this time and are awaiting the coroner's report.

"Tyrone was a valuable part of this football family," Bulldogs coach ...

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