Fallen NYC High School Football Player Remembered - NBC New York

Fallen NYC High School Football Player Remembered

Sixteen-year-old Miles Kirkland died last Monday after collapsing during practice for the Curtis High School Warriors

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    High School Dedicates Game to Teen Who Died

    Curtis High School football player Miles Kirkland collapsed and died on the practice field on Sept. 1. He was honored by his teammates at their next game. Danielle Elias reports. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014)

    The principal of a Staten Island high school where a football player died says the teenager's spirit will always be with his team.

    Sixteen-year-old Miles Kirkland died last Monday after collapsing during practice for the Curtis High School Warriors.

    Principal Aurelia Curtis told fans at the team's season opener Saturday that "the spirit of that great Warrior will be with this team."

    The Staten Island Advance reports that Kirkland's family attended the game against Fort Hamilton High School. They wore shirts with the teen's picture beneath the words "Gone but never forgotten."

    High School Mourns Football Player's Death

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    There are questions about whether heat may have contributed to the death of a 16-year-old at Curtis High School on Staten Island. Rob Schmitt reports.
    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014)

    The Curtis High football team wore "MK" decals on the back of their helmets.

    Family members have said Kirkland passed a physical in July and they were not aware of any pre-existing conditions.

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