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Students will wear blue to honor Mecklenburg football player who died after hit

Posted at 9:12 AM, Oct 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-20 07:45:09-04

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. -- Students plan to wear blue Monday to honor a Mecklenburg high school student who died after he was injured in a football game Friday night.

Park View High School junior Jamond Salley was hit and injured just before halftime during a game against Brunswick High School in Brunswick County. As he received  medical attention on the sideline, he became unconscious and had seizures.

An exact cause of death has not yet been determined.

Salley was given CPR and was transported to Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill where he was pronounced dead.

"Jamond was a strong student in both academics and as an athlete," Mecklenburg County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. James Thornton said in a statement. "Members of his family, friends, and teachers have all shared one common trait of Jamond, he was very respectful. He was a student with a big heart and a smile that would instantly capture your attention."

School leaders said grief counselors will be on hand for students at Park View High School this week.