Report: Heart disease killed Hand

Updated: May 17, 2010, 3:42 PM ET
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Former NFL defensive tackle Norman Hand died of heart disease, an autopsy found, Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey told the (New Orleans) Times-Picayune.

The 37-year-old Hand collapsed at his home in Walterboro, S.C., about 11 a.m. on Friday and died about 90 minutes later at a local hospital.

Hand's family was with him when he died.

Hand's 10-year NFL career included playing stints with the Dolphins, Saints, Chargers, Seahawks and Giants. Hand, who had 22½ career sacks, was drafted in the fifth round by the Dolphins in 1995 after playing at Mississippi.