A tragic trend on the football field, when a student-athlete collapses and dies.
This is the sixth student death this season.
Now, schools are questioning the safety of the game and the future of their programs.
Cam’ron Matthews, 16, died suddenly on the field on Friday. The six-foot junior collapsed on the sidelines in the middle of a game after telling teammates he felt dizzy. He was transported to the hospital where he died the next day.
According to officials, he suffered an aneurysm, although the exact cause of his death has not been determined.
Matthews’ friends and family are heartbroken, but don’t believe football is to blame.
Matthews is the sixth high school football player nationwide to die during a game since the school year started.
Last school year, five died from football related injuries all season. Three deaths in a year is the average.
In an effort to reduce deaths and injuries, every state now has laws designed to prevent concussions. There’s a limit on 90 minutes a week for full contact play.
Those who knew Matthews said he was a talented athlete, terrific student and much more.
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