Anthony Herbert, a sophomore at Northern Michigan University, died Tuesday following a morning workout with his teammates in Marquette, Michigan. Herbert, 20, suffered a medical emergency in his dorm room and could not be resuscitated by emergency crews, according to a spokesman from NMU.
According to MLive, Herbert participated in an early morning workout Tuesday, January 17 and then went to breakfast before returning to his dorm room in Spaulding Hall. There, EMTs were called to his aid after he suffered a medical emergency.
“What caused his passing is unknown at this time and right now our concern is for Anthony’s family, friends, teammates, coaches and team staff, teachers and fellow students. We will be talking with Anthony’s family on their wishes regarding memorial/funeral services and will keep the campus informed as those details become available,” said University President Fritz Erickson in a statement.
Herbert, a 6’4″, 315-pound right guard, and construction management major, started in all 11 games of the 2016-17 season. Herbert was named to the all-GLIAC academic team.
“In my brief time with Anthony, I could tell that he was a great young man,” said head football coach Kyle Nystrom in a statement. “He was well-respected by his coaches and teammates and was a leader on the offensive line. We are devastated by this tragedy, and we are keeping his family in our prayers.”
Rest up, T-Bone. You will be missed. Thoughts and prayers to the family of LHS graduate Anthony Herbert. pic.twitter.com/GKIv6w2fF7
— LapeerSchools (@Lapeerschools) January 17, 2017
Shocking news to hear about T-bone. Prayers to the Herbert family. You'll be missed, Anthony. pic.twitter.com/0NFV6cYMAP
— Alex Esser (@alexesser9) January 17, 2017
You never know how long you have with someone until they're gone. You were as close as blood R.i.p Bone I love you man pic.twitter.com/k7Glm2e25c
— Seth Dixon (@SLDixon22) January 17, 2017
They don't make them any better than T-Bone. Couldn't ask for a better kid to coach. pic.twitter.com/SfcdOuf2xO
— Austin Green (@green_double7) January 17, 2017