Texas High School Football Player Dies After Being Injured in Game

He becomes the 6th player to die since September.

October 18, 2015, 9:22 PM

— -- A high school football player in Texas died Saturday after being injured during a game.

The Alto Texas Independent School District identified the player as Cam’ron Matthews, a junior at Alto High School. A vigil was held for him Saturday.

Matthews told his teammates he felt dizzy while in a huddle during a game Friday night, reported ABC affiliate KLTV in East Texas. A cause of death wasn't immediately released.

“When you have your own kids and you want them to emulate someone and follow in their footsteps, Cam'ron was a perfect example of that,” Alto ISD Superintendent Kerry Birdwell told ABC affiliate KTRE-TV. “He was a great kid in the classroom, unbelievable athlete, but more importantly just a great, great kid.”

Matthews is the sixth high school football player to die since September.

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