Portland State Linebacker Dies After Tonsil Surgery
PSU student athlete AJ Schlatter died Sunday night, according to his father. He had undergone tonsil surgery on Friday.By Matt Moreno | January 19, 2016
Portland State University linebacker AJ Schlatter died suddenly on Sunday shortly after tonsil surgery.
Schlatter, a sophomore starting linebacker and Canby, Oregon, native, died around 9:15 Sunday night, according to his father, James Schlatter. Attempts to revive him were reportedly unsuccessful.
James said on Facebook he believed a blood clot developed after his son's surgery Friday. He said, "He was such a inspiration to me and I was and am so PROUD to be his father."