Virginia high school football player dies after being hit during game

Sunday October 19th, 2014

A high school football player in Virginia died Friday after he was hit during a game.

Jamond Salley, a junior a Park View High School in South Hill, Va., was receiving medical attention when he lost consciousness and began to have seizures, according to WTVR. He was transported to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead. The cause of death was not immediately clear. 

"Jamond was a strong student in both academics and as an athlete," the school district superintendent, Dr. James Thornton, said in a statement. "Members of his family, friends and teachers have all shared one common trait of Jamond, he was very respectful. He was a student with a big heart and a smile that would instantly capture your attention."

Several other high school football players across the country have died this season due to in-game or training incidents. Tom Cutinella from Shoreham-Wading River High School in New York died earlier this month.

Noah Cornuet of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, died in August after collapsing during a conditioning session.

Demario Harris, a player from Alabama, died in September, reportedly as the result of a ruptured brain aneurysm.

Isaiah Langston, from North Carolina, collapsed in September during pregame warmups and was later pronounced dead

- Dan Gartland

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