High school football star Folabi Akanbi passed away on Wednesday after collapsing while playing basketball in Pearland, Texas, KHOU 11 News reports. He was 17.
According to KHOU 11, Akanbi's friends tried attempted to perform CPR before an ambulance arrived. Akanbi, an offensive tackle for Pearland’s Dawson High School, was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.
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"Our hearts go out to Folabi's family and friends, and his teammates and coaches," Montana State coach Rob Ash said, via The News Tribune. "He was a wonderful young man who captivated everyone he met, and had such an incredibly bright future. This tragedy leaves us without words to properly express our sorrow."
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