15-Year-Old Connecticut High School Football Player Dies Suddenly at Practice

15-year-old football player Elijah-Jay Mariano-Rivera died suddenly during a medical emergency at practice in Connecticut on Tuesday.

Mariano-Rivera was rushed to Connecticut Children’s Hospital but could not be revived and was pronounced dead.

“Very nice, a very funny kid, and just always brightened up whenever he walked into a room,” one of his classmates said. “So sad. Like I can’t believe this happened.” 

The district later postponed the PSATs, scheduled for this coming week, out of respect for Mariano-Rivera.

From Breitbart:

District officials told the media that the teen was at practice but was not engaged in any activities when he was stricken.