Originally created 05/01/00

Clemson reserve lineman dies of heart attack



CLEMSON, S.C. -- Brandon Rouse, a reserve defensive lineman for Clemson, died of a heart attack at a movie theater Saturday night. He has 20.

Pickens County Deputy Coroner Phillip A. Snow said Rouse died of cardiac arrhythmia. He was taken to Oconee Memorial Hospital, where he could not be revived, the school said Sunday.

Rouse, 6-foot-3 and 275 pounds, took part in spring drills and had two tackles in Clemson's spring game April 15. The redshirt sophomore from Darlington had not played for the Tigers.