Study Reveals 23 Football Players Died during 2001 Season
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.
Eight young U.S. football players, including seven in high school and one playing in a Pop Warner league, died last year as a direct result of injuries suffered on the field, according to a new study published by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Three other players died of heatstroke during the 2001 season, and 12 others died in ways not directly tied to the game but more from natural causes provoked by vigorous exercise.
The UNC faculty member who led the study called the heat-related deaths "just unbelievable" because 20 young men have died in that manner since 1995. Last year, one death occurred in high school, one in college and one in …
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Publication information: Article title: Study Reveals 23 Football Players Died during 2001 Season. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Black Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 19. Issue: 13 Publication date: August 15, 2002. Page number: 12. © 1999 Cox, Matthews & Associates. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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