High School Football Player Dies; Sixth Athlete Death This Summer

For the sixth time this summer, a high school football player has collapsed and died after practicing in scorching heat. Al Smith Jr., a 15-year-old sophomore, fell ill and then fainted Tuesday during his second day of practice with the junior varsity team at Eisenhower High School in Houston. He was rushed to the hospital and died two days later. While Smith's cause of death has not yet been determined, his case bears striking similarities to the deaths of several other high school players...Full Story
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