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Kingsport Student Collapses and Dies During Football Season Opener PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Sunday, 23 August 2009 12:26

logue.jpgStudents in east Tennessee held a candlelight vigil yesterday evening after a high school football player from Kingsport collapsed and died on the field during his school’s season opener Friday night.


According to the Times News, of Kingsport, 17-year-old Jake Logue, a senior all-conference defensive tackle and offensive lineman from Sullivan South High School, died Friday night at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.


The Sullivan South Rebels were beating the West High School Rebels 21-0 in Knoxville Friday night when Logue collapsed while chasing the ball.


Logue’s heart reportedly stopped and a trainer immediately started performing CPR.  A portable defibrillator was used twice to try and revive him.


Officials said Logue was under cardiac arrest when he was taken to UT Medical Center.  He was pronounced dead an hour later at the hospital.


Logue didn’t have any known medical problems before Friday night.


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