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TCU assistant suffers heart attack during game

Posted on: November 13, 2010 6:24 pm
Edited on: November 13, 2010 6:25 pm
 
Posted by Adam Jacobi

Scary stuff from Fort Worth today: during the first quarter of the San Diego State - TCU game, TCU offensive line coach Eddie Williamson suffered a heart attack, according to head coach Gary Patterson. Williamson was hospitalized, obviously, but at the very least, he's reportedly in stable condition.

Williamson is in his late 50s, and has been a member of the TCU staff since 2001. His offensive lines have been among the best in college football recently, and TCU center Jake Kirkpatrick is the only offensive lineman still in the running for the Lombardi Award.

It's hard not to immediately harken back to Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, who survived a heart attack immediately after his team's overtime victory against Notre Dame. That's scary enough. But during a game, as what happened to Williamson? It's almost unfathomable. Thank goodness Williamson is recovering, and that fans in Fort Worth didn't have to witness something truly awful.

 


Comments

Since: Jun 16, 2010
Posted on: November 13, 2010 8:22 pm
 

TCU assistant suffers heart attack during game

That is not a good news at all. I am guessing that this came from excess stress. He did a great job for TCU and the good news is they have a coming bye week.



Since: Nov 13, 2010
Posted on: November 13, 2010 8:18 pm
 

TCU assistant suffers heart attack during game

I remember that game like it was yesterday.  ('Twas back in the day of the old SouthWest Conference.)  It's always had an impact on me.  I'll be remembering Eddie and his family in my prayers!!



Since: Oct 24, 2009
Posted on: November 13, 2010 8:04 pm
 

TCU assistant suffers heart attack during game

Hate to hear that, hope he is o.k. our prayers will be with him.



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2010 7:31 pm
 

TCU assistant suffers heart attack during game

Worth noting that TCU Head Coach Jim Pittman suffered a heart attack in 1971 against Baylor and passed away later that day. I wish the best to Eddie Williamson.



Since: Dec 21, 2006
Posted on: November 13, 2010 7:31 pm
 

TCU assistant suffers heart attack during game

Scarry stuff there hate to see that. Good luck coach.



Since: Oct 14, 2007
Posted on: November 13, 2010 6:57 pm
 

TCU assistant suffers heart attack during game

Good luck Coach, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


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