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Report: High School Football Player Dead At 14 After Head Injury

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Carthage High School received tragic news involving Tyler Christman, a 14-year-old football player. He has passed away after sustaining a severe brain injury during last Saturday's game against West Genesee High School.

Christman was on the junior varsity team for Carthage High School in Jefferson County. Shortly after he suffered the injury, the community showed their support by meeting up at a local park for a rally.

It wasn't until this Tuesday when Christman's father, Jason, announced on Facebook that his son passed away.

"We all prayed for a miracle to happen for you to be saved," Jason Christman wrote. "Sadly, the damage was just too much. You will always be our hero and soon you will be a hero to the people that receive your life saving organ donations and a hero to all the family members who have spent many sleepless nights praying for their miracle.”

District Superintendent Jennifer Premo released a statement on this tragic situation.

“The Carthage Central School District is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of freshman student athlete Tyler Christman," Premo said. "Tyler was an outstanding student who was highly involved in the school community.”

Tyler Christman was at least the second high school player to pass away this year due to a head injury. In April, Dale Martin suffered a fatal brain injury in Colville, Washington.

Our thoughts are with the Christman family during this heartbreaking time.