New Jersey high school sophomore who was 5’5 tall dies two weeks after suffering severe brain injury while returning kick-off at football game
- During the fatal game, play was stopped in the second half and the victim was rushed into an ambulance
- Xavier McClain was in hospital on life support for nearly two weeks before succumbing to his severe injuries.
- Kick-offs have been described by Mark Murphy, a member of the league’s competition committee, as ‘by far the most dangerous play in the game’
Tributes have poured in for a much-loved high school sophomore who died two weeks after he suffered a traumatic injury during a varsity football game.
Xavier McClain, from New Jersey, was playing in a football game for Linden High…