2014 Jayhawk commit suffers stroke during game, dies

Posted: October 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

Sad story

CollegeFootballTalk

It doesn’t get more heartbreaking than this.

Thursday night, Overland Park (Kan.) Shawnee Mission West High School football player and Kansas verbal Andrew Maloney had just caught a 63-yard touchdown pass when things began to go horrifically wrong.  The defensive back/wide receiver’s coach said the player became dizzy and disoriented; his cousin, who was at the game and rushed onto the field after noticing something wasn’t right, said “Andre [was] laying there, drooling, with his head tilted to the right. He was conscious, but you could tell he wasn’t clear. He was mumbling. It didn’t make sense.”

Maloney was rushed to a local hospital via ambulance and underwent a three-hour emergency surgery to remove a blood clot.  Sadly, the surgery was unsuccessful and, Friday, the family decided to remove a non-responsive Maloney from life support as the stroke claimed the high schooler’s life.

He was just 17 years old.

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