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Texas High School Football Player Dies After Collapsing On Sidelines

Last night, junior Cam’ron Matthews of Alto High School in Alto, Texas died after collapsing near the end of the first half of his school’s game against Carlisle High. According to NBC, Matthews complained of dizziness and suffered a seizure on the sidelines. Matthews was airlifted out of the stadium and taken to a hospital in Tyler, about 50 miles away.

The school made the following announcement last night:

Cam’ron Matthews, passed away Saturday, October 17th. He was a junior and a member of the Yellow Jacket Varsity Football team. Please keep the Matthews family, our school and community in your prayers.


A GoFundMe page has been set up for Matthews’ family. The Alto community came together last night to commemorate Matthews’ life at the school’s stadium.

There have now been six high school football players that have died this year. CNN has a detailed remembrance of both Matthews as well as the other five.


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