Boy Dies On Football Field

November 2, 2013 by  

Boy Dies On Football Field, A 15-year-old football player at a Virginia high school reportedly collapsed during practice on Tuesday and later died at a nearby hospital.

Jacob Vick, a New Kent High School sophomore, had reportedly suffered a recent concussion and sat out last Friday’s game, according to the Daily Press, a local paper.

“On behalf of the New Kent School Board and School Community, may I offer my sincerest condolences to the family of our New Kent student,” district superintendent Rick Richardson said in a statement. “We can only imagine the extent of the grief they are experiencing through this very tragic loss.”

Friends and fans expressed an outpouring of grief on Twitter.

According to Vick’s page on Hudl, a web-based video service for teams, he was freshman player of the year during the fall 2012 season.

School officials declined to comment further out of respect for the family.

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