High School Quarterback Dies After Injury in Game

17-year-old took a hit and was able to walk off the field
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 26, 2015 3:18 PM CDT
High School Quarterback Dies After Injury in Game

A star high school athlete is dead in New Jersey after being injured in a football game last night, reports Lehigh Valley Live. It's not clear exactly what happened to Evan Murray, the quarterback for Warren Hills Regional High School. Witnesses say the 17-year-old took a hit but walked off the field under his own power, reports the Daily News. He reported feeling groggy, however, and was put on a gurney to head to the hospital. "He tried giving a thumbs-up to the rest of the team, and all of us cheered," says a 16-year-old cheerleader at the school. "Our coach was telling us he was going to be all right."

Murray was taken to a local hospital, where he died after being treated. An autopsy was scheduled for today. Meanwhile, the Warren Hills community is devastated, reports NJ.com. Murray had been the starting QB for three years, and he also played baseball and basketball. “It was complete shock,” says a classmate. "He’s one of the greatest kids in this whole community. It’s unbelievable. I still don’t believe it.” (More high school football stories.)

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