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High school football player dies unexpectedly
A 16-year old Atlanta football player is dead after a pre-season game went terribly wrong.
Just as soon as he made the tackle his whole body just went limp.
16 year old star player De'antre Turman was killed during a scrimmage.
De'antre Turman was a promising high school athlete - named the top defensive back at Atlanta's MVP Camp in June - and had already received a scholarship offer to play college football for the University of Kentucky.
His life was cut short after making what appeared to be a routine tackle during a pre-season football game on Friday night.
One of his coaches Glenn Ford watched in horror from the sidelines.
Turman - affectionately called Tre-Tre by his teammates- died from injuries sustained to his neck & he's the 4th high school football player to lose his life just this month.. Renewing questions about the safety of the sport - especially for teens
Nobody can survive that over the long term. The history is that it's rare that one catastrophic blow would cause death.
His death marks the fourth high school football death so far this summer.
It is raising questions about what's being done to protect teens from potentially catastrophic injuries.