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Friday, August 15, 2008

Huntingdon player dies

UPDATE: I apologize for posting incorrect information, if Sam Collins did not in fact fall ill in practice. The original story I linked is no longer available, but here's the current one on the Advertiser's front page.

This is sad news. Sam Collins, an 18-year-old freshman football player at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, collapsed at practice Friday and later died. No cause of death has been determined, but the Montgomery Advertiser story said his coaches originally feared he had suffered heat stroke or some other heat-related illness.

Collins was an all-state football player last year at Flomaton High, which is right up the road from my hometown, Mobile. Condolences to his friends and family.


Anonymous said...


He did not collapse and nothing happened at practice. His complications began after practice.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Collins did not collapse at pratice.