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Former Fever QB Andy Collins Dies of Apparent Heart Attack

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Andy Collins played for the Tri-City Fever before being cut from the team because of a shoulder injury (via Zillah Sports) Andy Collins played for the Tri-City Fever before being cut from the team because of a shoulder injury (via Zillah Sports)

Former Tri-Cities Fever quarterback Andy Collins died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. He was 27.

Collins died at Imperial Point Medical Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. After reportedly working out on a treadmill just before his death. He had just married Brooke Olzendam, a college football reporter for CBS, ten days earlier. Olzendam is a graduate of Shadle Park High School in Spokane and went to college at Washington State in Pullman.

Collins, who went to high school at Zillah High, originally played at Oregon before transferring to Occidental College in Los Angeles. He played there from 2004 to 2006. He started for the Fever last year but was cut from the team because of a shoulder injury.

The Spokane Shock had him on their roster for a short time before he played in Tri-Cities. He also spent time with the Los Angeles Avengers and Colorado Crush.

"Andy was very professional with us," Fever head coach Adam Shackleford told the Tri-City Herald. "He was a very likeable guy. A very hard worker. He was a guy no one ever had a bad word to say about him."

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