OSU Football Student-Athlete Fred Thompson Passes Away
Dec. 7, 2011
CORVALLIS, Ore. -
Oregon State University student-athlete Fred Thompson, a freshman on the OSU football team, died early Wednesday evening in Corvallis.
Thompson was playing basketball at Dixon Recreation Center on the OSU campus when he collapsed. He was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis where he was pronounced dead.
Thompson was a true freshman defensive tackle from Richmond, Calif. He was 19-years-old.
Department of Athletics' officials say the OSU community sends its thoughts and prayers to Fred's family.
The family of the late Fred Thompson has created a charitable fund to help offset funeral and other expenses through Chase Bank.
Chase Bank has set up several ways to donate to the "Fred Thompson Memorial Fund"