Former Bills, Falcons safety Keion Carpenter dead at 39

Former Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills safety Keion Carpenter has died, according to a spokeswoman for the family. He was 39 years old.

Carpenter was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday after collapsing while going for a run. Until early Thursday morning when he passed, Carpenter had been in a coma, despite earlier reports of his death, according to 247 Sports.

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An undrafted free agent out of Virginia Tech, Carpenter played six seasons in the NFL from 1999 to 2005.

Afer he retired, Carpenter established "The Carpenter House", a non-profit organization dedicated to helping underprivileged families find homes.

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