Dale Lloyd Collapses on Football Field, Dies 16 Hours Later

On Sept. 24, the day after Rice University played Florida State, freshman defensive back Dale Lloyd collapsed and died of still-undetermined causes during a light workout.

The Rice University football team was going through little more than a routine workout — some light running in the late afternoon — when Dale Lloyd suddenly collapsed on the field. Lloyd, a freshman on his way to a redshirt season, told his trainers he didn’t feel right. He was conscious for the ambulance ride to the hospital at about 5 p.m. Sunday, but died in the hospital 16 hours later.