Evan Murray, the quarterback of the Warren Hills Regional High School football team in Warren Hills, N.J., died Friday night after sustaining an injury on the field.
Murray took a hit in the first half of a game on Friday and walked off the field under his own power, according to NJ.com. But while standing on the sideline near halftime, Murray collapsed and was soon taken away in an ambulance.
“We’re all very deeply saddened by the passing of Evan Murray,” interim schools superintendent Gary Bowen said, according to Lehigh Valley Live.
“Warren Hills Regional High School is making available grief and crisis counselors who will be available to speak with the students this weekend so that moving forward they can access the services.”