High school football player dies following morning practice, officials say not ‘heat-related’

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By theGrio

Tekarian Maclin and his 'best friend' Ellie Haynes (Photo/Instagram)

The death of 16-year-old high school football player Tekarian Maclin has rocked a Tennessee community.

Maclin died Wednesday afternoon following morning football practice. The Jackson Sun’s Brandon Shields reports the heat index was at 109 degrees around 11 am that morning.

In a text sent to Shields, Maclin’s football coach Steve Hookfin indicated the boy’s death was “not heat-related.” He declined to comment further.

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Via:: The Grio