Coroner: Player who collapsed died of heart tumor

LOWER BURRELL, Pa. (AP) — A coroner says a high school football player from western Pennsylvania who died after practice had a heart tumor.

An autopsy performed Thursday on the body of 16-year-old Noah Cornuet revealed the non-cancerous growth. The Allegheny County medical examiner's office ruled his death as being from natural causes.

Cornuet was a sophomore at Burrell High School in Lower Burrell, about 25 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

The teen had reportedly just finished sprinting when he collapsed while walking off the field Wednesday evening. Paramedics who attended practice immediately went to help Cornuet, who died about an hour later.

It was the team's first practice of the season.

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