Fred Matua, the former Southern California lineman who started at guard on the Trojans' 2003 and 2004 national championship teams, died Sunday. He was 28.
The school said Sunday that Matua died of a heart-related issue at White Memorial Medical Center.
Matua left USC after his junior season to enter the 2006 NFL draft. He was selected in the seventh round by Detroit and played...
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August 05, 2012
Fred Matua, a 2006 seventh-round draft pick of the Detroit Lions, has died at the age of 28.
Several of Matua’s former teammates posted messages on Twitter last week indicating that Matua had been hospitalized as a result of either a heart attack or an aneurysm. Although Matua needed emergency surgery, the news initially appeared to be positive, as some of his teammates wrote that...