Sep 24, 2008
A Greenville high school football player death was accidental.
Jaquan Waller, a junior running back at J.H. Rose High School, died from brain injury impact, the state medical examiner said Tuesday.
Waller was transported to Pitt County Memorial Hospital after he collapsed Friday on the sidelines during the second quarter of a home game against Wilmington's J.T. Hoggard High School. He was removed from life support Saturday afternoon.
Waller was the third high school football player to die in North Carolina this season.
Chapel Hill High School senior offensive guard Atlas Fraley, 17, was found unresponsive at his family’s home on Aug. 12.
In Winston Salem, R.J. Reynolds High School football player Matt Gfeller, 15, died last month from a brain injury during the season-opening game.
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