Transcript for HS Football Fatalities Prompt Safety Concerns
Test Text1 plain The Numbers are shocking. A seventh high school football player dying after playing in a game. Already, the fatality rate is outpacing last year. The burning question, why does it keep happening. Ma Mara ski yav cam Poe is here. Reporter: They raise concerns about the safety of port for young players. The death of 17-year-old Andre smith sending shock waves through the high school football community. Passing away Friday after he was hit hard in a game the night before. All the things people with live and die from, I never thought it would be something as simple as that. Reporter: It's not yet known if his death was football related, the Chicago senior now the seventh high school player to die seven weeks into the season. Football, a high collision sport, you will see more acute injuries. Reporter: One weekend earlier, Texas junior Cameron Matthews collapsed on the sidelines. His death attributed to a brain aneurysm. And another one died after taking so many hits on the football field, doctors say in part due to a mono infection. But the concern is concussions. Over a 10-yard period, only 32 injuries proved fatal, more had long term diesbiliti. The child is going to want to play. The coach is going to want the athlete to play. So the parent has to be the advocate. About 12 high school and college football players die each year. The leading cause of death isible football related. It's sudden cardiac arrest. They don't want to be pulled from a game. I love watching football, it's my favorite sport. I have told my sons -- the baby can't understand, they can't play football if they are under my roof. It's a decision that parents have to deal with. And some pro football players say they wouldn't want their kids to play. It's a tough decision. Appreciate. Coming up on "Good morning America," what kind of wine
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