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UCF player collapses, dies after workout



It's a story that is tragically familiar for USF football fans: Ereck Plancher, a freshman receiver at Central Florida and the cousin of USF running back Moise Plancher, collapsed and died Tuesday morning after a conditioning workout, Orlando TV station WESH reported.

Plancher, who went to high school in Naples, was taken to a local hospital but could not be revived. Knights coach George O'Leary called a team meeting to let his players know Tuesday afternoon, according to the reort.

Plancher's death comes just 14 months after USF freshman running back Keeley Dorsey collapsed and died after a conditioning workout at the Bulls' athletic facility. Autopsy results showed no cause of death, though the Hillsborough County associate medical examiner believed it was a result of Long QT Syndrome, a genetic heart disorder that can cause sudden death.

Thoughts and prayers to UCF's football family, as well as to Moise Plancher and his family.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 12:16pm]


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