Youth Football Player Dies From Injury

A youth football player who suffered a neck injury in practice has died at a Philadelphia hospital.trans Youth Football Player Dies From Injury

quadaar white1 Youth Football Player Dies From Injury


KYW’s Al Novack reports family members say 15-year-old Quadaar White (photo) died Tuesday at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  He’d been injured a week earlier during a football practice in Upper Darby.

White was injured during a Greater 69th Street Wildcats practice last week.  Police say White’s head struck another player’s knee and he wasn’t breathing when paramedics arrived.

Family, friends, and teammates gathered for a vigil Tuesday night at the field where White was injured on August 24:

(Mother of friend:) “He always came to my house to play with my son.  He was a nice boy.” 

Friends and family have also set up memorial Facebook pages for Quadaar.

Funeral arragements are pending.

Members of the cheerleading squad set up a makeshift memorial and Quadaar’s sister addressed the crowd that filled the field and spilled onto the street.

(Photo from Facebook)

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