Deaths occurring from school athletic sports may be rare but they happen more often than one would think. In fact, there have been four deaths of high school football players in this season alone. Reggie Garrett, 17-year-old senior of Texas, jogged off the field after throwing his second touchdown pass. After giving his coach a low-five Reggie collapsed, a little over an hour later he was declared dead. In August, an 18-year-old South Carolina player died during a scrimmage game. According to a deputy coroner, the teen had an undetectable heart defect. In September, in Orlando, Florida, a 15-year-old player collapsed during practic and died after being rushed to the hospital. Finally, a 16-year-old lineman from Chickasha, Oklahoma died after collapsing on the field three days earlier.
List of the most dangerous games:
– Football. Among high school sports, football is the most dangerous. In 2009, 3 players were killed as a direct result from hits taken during a game or practice. Fifteen other players died as from indirect causes, such as an underlying medical condition or heat stroke.