AGE: 27 (May 8, 1974 – August 1, 2001)
CAUSE OF DEATH: Heat stroke
COMPLEX SAYS: Football training camps are notorious for exhausting conditions which push players to their mental and physical limits. Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Korey Stringer was about to enter his sixth year in the league when died from a heat stroke during training camp. His death led to the NFL implementing new heat stroke prevention guidelines at camps and the start of the Korey Stringer Institute at UConn.