Excessive Heat, Heart Problems Cause Of Death For Omaha Football Player


     The autopsy results are finally out for an Omaha high school football player who died during an August practice, and they show excessive heat was the main factor in his death. 

      Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says hyperthermia was listed as the primary cause of death for 16-year-old Drake Geiger, but that the autopsy also showed Geiger suffered from heart problems that contributed to his death. 

      Geiger had been practicing with the Omaha South football team the afternoon of Aug. 10 when he collapsed. 

      The temperature was 91 degrees with a heat index of 105 at the time Geiger collapsed, and the National Weather Service had issued a heat advisory for the day.