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Death of Kent State football player Tyler Heintz sparks outpouring of support, grief on Twitter

By ALLEN MOFF Staff Writer Published: June 16, 2017 4:00 AM
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Below is a sampling of some of the reaction on Twitter to Tuesday's death of Kent State freshman offensive lineman Tyler Heintz:

EMU Specialists: Tragic news about a Kent State football player passing away. Thoughts and prayers are with our #MAC brothers, @KentStFootball.

Julian Edelman, New England Patriots wide receiver/former Kent State quarterback: thoughts and prayers are with Tyler's family and my whole @kentstfootball family today #RIPTyler

Kenton Football 2017: What a great kid. Your football family will miss you

Kenton Football 2017: Tyler Heintz passed away after a Kent State workout today Shocked and bewildered is all we can say. Pray for his family.

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Luke Wollet, former Kent State defensive back: Thoughts and prayers to the Heintz family and my KSU family. Thoughts and prayers up to all involved

Morgan Toles, Kent State women's basketball assistant coach: Thoughts and Prayers are with the Kent State football players and their staff during this tough time

Elias Sayre, former Kent State football player: Thoughts and prayers out to the Kent State Football family today.

Brian Lainhart, former Kent State safety/current head coach at Cincinnati Walnut Hills High School: Keep @KentStFootball in your prayers as our Flash Family lost a member yesterday morning. #ForeverAFlash

Akron Zips Football: Our thoughts and support go out to @KentStFootball and the Heintz family.

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Shane Hynes, Kent State kicker: To my teammates: I love you, each and every one of you.

Casey Pierce, former Kent State tight end: God Bless his family first and foremost. Give them clarity and peace. God bless the Kent State football team and all associated. Tough day.

Kent State Softball: Our thoughts and prayers are with Tyler's family & friends.

Najee Murray, former Kent State defensive back: Heart and prayers goes out to the family for the the young man at Kent state.

April Goss, former Kent State kicker: My heart breaks to hear the loss of Tyler Heintz. My prayers go out to his family and friends. & to my KSU football family-I love you all

Chad Bushley, former Kent State long snapper: Thoughts and prayers for Tyler, his family, the Kenton community, and the Kent State football team and community. Very tragic

Brice Fackler, former Kent State tight end: Thoughts and prayers are with Tyler's family. Such a great guy. He worked so hard to get to where he was at. I can't believe this is real

Mark Fackler, former Kent State defensive lineman: Still can't believe the news. Such a great person, from an awesome family, with endless opportunities in front of him. Prayers up, RIP Tyler


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