A high school football player in Texas died Saturday after being injured during a game.
The Alto Texas Independent School District identified the player as Cam’ron Matthews, a junior at Alto High School. A vigil was held for him Saturday.
Matthews told his teammates he felt dizzy while in a huddle during a game Friday night, reported ABC affiliate KLTV in East Texas. A cause of death wasn’t immediately released.
“When you have your own kids and you want them to emulate someone and follow in their footsteps, Cam’ron was a perfect example of that,” Alto ISD Superintendent Kerry Birdwell told ABC affiliate KTRE-TV. “He was a great kid in the classroom, unbelievable athlete, but more importantly just a great, great kid.”
Matthews is the sixth high school football player to die since September.