High school football is no joke. 3 high school kids died over the weekend on football related injury. Its not uncommon that 1 out of 3 kids will suffer an injury playing high school football.The NFL are recruiting kids and promising them a shot. Kids are hitting harder and the pressure of having a winning season is as important to the kids as well as the coaches. A winning season can launch the coach in a conversation to the next level of coaching in the college or even pro level. But at what cost?
Usual Occupation: Student. Kind of Business or Industry: High School. Immediate Cause of Death: Blunt impact injury of head. Place of Injury: Football Field.
The nexus of high school football and death trespasses too often on the mythic ethos of Friday night lights. Janes was a workhorse junior running back for Westfield/Brocton, a combined team from two small schools in western New York. He died in a Buffalo hospital three days after taking multiple hits to his head in a game Sept. 13, 2013. He was 16.
"No one should die playing the game they love," his mother told USA TODAY Sports.Join us in studio for this very important conversation.
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