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Western Carolina Football Player Dies During Off-Season Workouts

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Junior transfer collapsed during Wednesday's voluntary conditioning session

July 8, 2009

Cullowhee, N.C. - Western Carolina junior football player Ja'Quayvin Smalls of Mount Pleasant, S.C., died unexpectedly Wednesday evening at Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva after collapsing during conditioning drills as a part of voluntary off-season workouts.

Smalls collapsed while running as a part of the evening workout session. Wednesday's workouts were the first with the team for Smalls, who was enrolled in the second session of WCU's summer school that began this week.

http://www.catamountsports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/070809aae.html

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Wow, as an ex-WCU player and alumni, I am sad to hear this. Prayers go out to his family.

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