THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fri Jun 13, 3:16 PM ET
The coroner said Friday that Frerotte's family has a history of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The American Heart Association calls it the most common cause of sudden death in young athletes.
Frerotte was 43 when he collapsed and died suddenly Wednesday at home in Kittanning, about 50 kilometres from Pittsburgh. He played for the Bills in 1987, then from 1990-92, when Buffalo made it to the Super Bowl. He played mostly as a reserve and on special teams.
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