Fox0r wrote:How this has not happened at a college or professional level yet is beyond me.
It's all about chance. I read somewhere that over a million high school students play football a year. Compare that to approximately 67,000 college and pro players combined, and you can see that the odds of a single high school football player dying in a given a year is approximately 15 times higher than seeing somebody die in college or pro. Of course that's all else being equal such as number of games played, etc which they're not, but that's the main reason why we are more likely to read about a high school football player's death.