DALLAS (AP) - Across Texas, family and former coaches of Fort
Worth native Thomas Herrion are mourning the sudden death of the
N-F-L offensive lineman.
Herrion played for the San Francisco Forty-Niners and died yesterday after a preseason game in Denver. The cause of death is still unknown.
The 23-year-old graduated from Fort Worth Polytechnic High School, going on to play at Kilgore Junior College. Herrion briefly played with the Dallas Cowboys during training camp last year but didn't make the final cut before the opener.
Kilgore offensive coordinator Travis Fox remembered Herrion as a
jocular, upbeat friend who was always getting laughs from his teammates.
Dallas' Frederick Lyles -- who was Herrion's agent -- said his client worked especially hard this summer to earn a spot with the Forty-Niners so that he could buy his mother a house.
Both Lyles and Fox said Herrion never had any health problems.