FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2015, file photo, Clemson wide receiver Ray Ray McCloud (34) runs after a catch as Wofford safety Jaleel Green (11) and linebacker Michael Roach (43) defend during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Clemson, S.C. Ro
Rainier Ehrhardt, File
September 03, 2016

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Wofford linebacker Michael Roach was released from a Tennessee hospital after he collapsed on the sideline in the third quarter of his team's victory over Tennessee Tech.

Roach was diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a condition that thickens the heart walls and can inhibit blood flow. He said that condition had not been previously detected. He had a cardioverter defibrillator implanted in his heart Friday.

Roach said he went into cardiac arrest on Wofford's sideline and for 45 seconds had no pulse and was not breathing. He was with the defense on a 13-play Tennessee Tech drive and felt his heart beating very fast, but was told it was not pumping blood.

He said athletic trainers and doctors who revived him ''were in the right place at the right time.''

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