Tennessee's Reveiz Needs Surgery For Heart Condition

Vols linebacker found to have unspecified heart condition

Dec. 19, 2007

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee reserve linebacker Shane Reveiz, son of former NFL kicker Fuad Reveiz, will need surgery to treat an unspecified heart condition.

"Our prayers go out to him," Volunteers coach Phillip Fulmer said Wednesday. "Our prayers go out to his family, the doctors. He'll require some surgery. To what degree, we're not sure just yet."

Reveiz, a Farragut native whose older brother Nick also plays linebacker for the Vols, is the second Tennessee athlete to have a heart condition discovered this month during a round of free echocardiogram tests provided by the school for all athletes. Basketball player Duke Crews was benched indefinitely on Friday with an unspecified heart condition.

"Here we are doing something proactively for the health of our young men, and we find something very significant that could be saving a young man's life," Fulmer said. "I'm really proud of our medical staff for getting that done."