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49ers | Herrion Passes away from Heart Disease

Tue, 06 Sep 2005 12:40:32 -0700

Associated Press reports the Denver County coroner said Tuesday, Sept. 6, that San Francisco 49ers OL Thomas Herrion died from heart disease. Herrion had ischemic heart disease, with significant blockage in his right coronary artery that caused the death of heart muscle. His heart was also slightly enlarged.

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49ers | Team Award Named After Herrion

Thu, 01 Sep 2005 06:54:54 -0700

InsideBayArea.com reports the San Francisco 49ers announced Wednesday, Aug. 31, that owners John and Denise York have established the Thomas Herrion Memorial Award, which will be given each year to a rookie or first-year player. "The award will go to a player, like Thomas, who takes advantage of every situation they are given and (does) all that they can to turn that situation into a positive to make that dream come true," head coach Mike Nolan said at the team's annual kickoff luncheon.

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49ers | Hold Memorial Service for Herrion

Tue, 23 Aug 2005 21:45:42 -0700

Greg Beacham, of the Associated Press, reports the San Francisco 49ers held a memorial service Tuesday evening, Aug. 22, for fallen teammate Thomas Herrion. He collapsed and died after a preseason game last weekend. About 500 people attended the service, including NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, union head Gene Upshaw and all of Herrion's teammates and coaches in San Francisco. Herrion's mother and brother sat near the front along with his fellow offensive linemen.

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49ers | Herrion's Family Has History of Heart Ailments

Mon, 22 Aug 2005 21:55:30 -0700

Bob Sherwin, of The New York Times, reports San Francisco 49ers OL Thomas Herrion, who died Saturday, Aug. 20, in the locker room after his team's game in Denver, had a family history of heart ailments, but medical experts could not definitively say those problems contributed to his death. Herrion's father, J. C. Herrion, died early last year from a stroke complicated by diabetes. He was 52. His mother, Janice, has had high blood pressure. Dr. Robert Eckel, president of the American Heart Association, said the major cause of sudden death in young people was "an underlining undiagnosed cardiac abnormality ... an inherited defect that is not always detected." Herrion's oldest brother, Love Savior, 32, said he was told the autopsy showed just regular things. "There was a little blockage of one artery but not a lot," Savior said. "And there was some slight stretching of the heart. But that was about it. We're trying to figure out why it happened."

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Broncos | Thoughts With Fallen Lineman

Mon, 22 Aug 2005 20:26:48 -0700

Andrew Mason, of DenverBroncos.com, reports as the Denver Broncos returned to practice for the first time since Saturday's, Aug. 20, preseason win over the San Francisco 49ers, most of the players thoughts were with 49ers OL Thomas Herrion, who died shortly after collapsing the 49ers' locker room after the game. "It's just hard to deal with," said OL Tyson Clabo, who played with Herrion in NFL Europe. "I didn't get to talk to (Thomas). I guess I hurt myself a little bit and so after the game I just took it on (into the locker room). If I could do it over again, I'd have limped out there and saw how he was doing and talked to him. It's just kind of unbelievable."

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49ers | Autopsy does not Reveal Cause of Herrion's Death

Sun, 21 Aug 2005 15:01:28 -0700

Eddie Pells, of the Associated Press, reports an autopsy conducted Sunday, Aug. 21, failed to uncover the cause of death of San Francisco 49ers OL Thomas Herrion. Toxicology tests will now be performed to help determine the cause of death. Howard Daniel, an investigator with the Denver coroner's office that performed an autopsy on Herrion, said nothing was readily apparent about why he died. "There's no conclusion, pending further studies," Daniel said.

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49ers | Herrion Dies

Sun, 21 Aug 2005 01:47:29 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers OL Thomas Herrion has passed away at the age of 23, as confirmed by 49ers spokesman Aaron Salkin. Herrion collapsed in the locker room following the 49ers' preseason game against the Denver Broncos on Saturday, Aug. 20. Medics administered CPR on him and took him to an ambulance to a nearby hospital. Herrion was pronounced dead about three hours later. "This is a colossal tragedy for the 49ers and the entire NFL community," Salkin said. "We still do not know all the details. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Herrion family."

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49ers | Herrion Collapses; Rushed to the Hospital

Sat, 20 Aug 2005 22:27:21 -0700

The Associated Press reports San Francisco 49ers OL Thomas Herrion collapsed in the locker room after the team's game Saturday evening, Aug. 20, against the Denver Broncos and was taken to the hospital. Emergency workers were performing CPR on the lineman as he was being placed in an ambulance.

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49ers | Herrion Signed

Wed, 05 Jan 2005 20:31:51 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have signed OG Thomas Herrion to a reserve/futures contract, according to SF49ers.com. Terms of the deal were not released.

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49ers | Herrion Re-Signed to Practice Squad

Thu, 09 Dec 2004 22:43:40 -0800

SF49ers.com reports the San Francisco 49ers have re-signed OG Thomas Herrion to its practice squad.

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