Football Players Who Tragically Died While Playing

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Their deaths shocked the nation...

Football is America’s favorite sport (sorry baseball…). The men who play the game at the highest of levels in the college and professional ranks become heroes to the millions of fans who cheer on their favorite teams each Fall weekend. When a football player dies in the middle of their career, though, it tragically reminds us that these sports stars are just people like the rest of us and just how fragile life can be.

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Learn more about these young men who died doing what they loved...