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    A QB out of Texas we were recruiting died during his game on Friday

    Reggie Garrett - Yahoo! Sports

    Reggie Garrett Dead: QB Dies After Collapsing During Game

    This seems to be happening more and more. I think these kids are getting pushed to hard.


    The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.

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    Re: Very Sad

    Never want to hear this.



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    Our prayers go out to this family ! What a terrible loss ! Sad to see someone so young pass away!



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    Re: Very Sad

    I agree they are often pushed too hard, but we don't know the circumstances of this instance. He may have had a medical problem he was unaware of.

    On a slightly unrelated note: I think the energy drinks and monsters that are becoming more and more popular while gatorade is becoming less "cool" could result in a lot more sports related medical problems in the near future. I know a lot of football coaches are banning these types of drinks.



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    Re: Very Sad

    Reggie Garrett was going places.

    The senior quarterback from West Orange, Texas, already had a scholarship offer from Iowa State and was attracting attention from other schools as well -- Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Missouri, and Houston among them. All of those colleges were paying attention to the fleet-footed 6-foot-2,175-pound, dual threat quarterback who had dreams of leading his team to a state title.

    But first Gilbert's team, West Orange-Stark, had to play its rival, Jasper, beneath the Friday night lights of Texas.

    All summer, Garrett had worked to improve his passing accuracy, for moments just like these, rivalry games in East Texas.

    Against arch-rival Jasper, the work paid off. Garrett dropped back to pass and in the words of his head coach Dan Hooks, a 72-year-old East Texas coaching legend with over 250 career wins, "just threw a perfect post-corner route for a touchdown. It was a beautiful pass."

    The crowd of 6,500 exulted. Garrett's second touchdown pass of the game, midway through the second quarter, put his team up 21-0. Hooks remembers locking eyes with his quarterback as Garrett ran off the field. "He was smiling, the biggest smile you'd ever seen, just happy at what he'd done," Hooks told FanHouse on Saturday

    As Coach Hooks, a 48-year coaching veteran who has been head coach at West Orange-Stark for the past 30 years, turned to ensure that his special teams were ready to attempt the extra point, Garrett collapsed on the sideline.

    Texas Community Mourns Quarterback Whose Last Pass Was a Touchdown --FanHouse


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    I just think that these coaches are pushing these kids to darn hard, and the kids don't want to let anybody down.
    Throws TD pass, peels over.
    Could have been a future Cyclone.
    hate hearing this stuff.


    The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    I just think that these coaches are pushing these kids to darn hard, and the kids don't want to let anybody down.
    Throws TD pass, peels over.
    Could have been a future Cyclone.
    hate hearing this stuff.
    I completely disagree. You really think coaches are harder on players than they were 20 years ago? Not a chance.

    You just hear about it more because of the internet. If this happened 20 years ago in Texas, you would have no way of knowing it.

    Sad to hear about this. So young



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    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    I completely disagree. You really think coaches are harder on players than they were 20 years ago? Not a chance.

    You just hear about it more because of the internet. If this happened 20 years ago in Texas, you would have no way of knowing it.

    Sad to hear about this. So young
    maybe not the coaches per-say, but definitely the mindset of everyone involved, from parents to coaches, to the kids themselves.
    I totally agree with the internet letting us know about it more, but, perhaps bc of the internet, it seems like this is happening more and more.


    The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    A QB out of Texas we were recruiting died during his game on Friday

    Reggie Garrett - Yahoo! Sports

    Reggie Garrett Dead: QB Dies After Collapsing During Game

    This seems to be happening more and more. I think these kids are getting pushed to hard.
    Pretty sad thing... Prayers go out to the family!!! I do not think that coaches are pushing harder than 20 yrs. ago, it is just the internet has opened up so much and you know everything about the kids these days.... I had a friend that died on the field and it was nothing but in the paper.... today you know the kids shoe size.



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    The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh... people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.

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