A HS football player suffered a stroke on Thursday and died the next day. On Oct. 6, FOX Sports reported that the Kansas Prep player died following complications after the stroke. Andre Maloney, 17, passed away on Friday at the Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. Doctors reportedly found a blood clot in Maloney's brain but they were unable to remove it.
"Coaches and teammates said Maloney became dizzy and collapsed on the sideline night after scoring a touchdown on a 63-yard pass against Leavenworth. They reported he barely touched on the play but complained that he couldn't feel the side of his body," FOX Sports reported.
The HS football player that had a stroke was planning on playing college football at Kansas. He was an excellent wide receiver and many thought that his talents would carry him beyond college and maybe into the NFL if he chose to have a career in football. Everyone was shocked about what happened to Maloney during Thursday night's game.
"It's not so much as a coach, (but) as a dad and loving parent, that is a nightmare. A true tragedy," said Kansas football coach Charlie Weis. Maloney was well liked, had a lot of friends, and was definitely a talented athlete. His life was undoubtedly cut short.
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