Tragedy on the gridiron

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May 13, 2012 at 9:13p

Fellow 11warriors, it is with a heavy heart that I relay to you a personal experience from yesterday.

I play for the Northwest Ohio Knights, a GLFL semi-pro team out of Toledo. Yesterday we played a benefit game with the proceeds going to ALS research (our head coach is a victim of ALS).

Close to half time our special teams unit was fielding a punt when an opposing player was hit hard on a legal crack-back. It stopped his heart. We had two nurses, two EMTs and a fully equipped ambulance at the ready. They did chest compressions, defibs, hooked him up to every machine they had seemingly, but it wasn't enough. At thirty-two years old, David Coleman of the Jay County Panthers passed away. He was the father of four daughters, a friend to everyone that knew him, and an all-around good guy.

I wanted to share this with you because he was also a Buckeye fan and loved the game of football.

RIP #58. 

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