In fact, I didn't know much about the game when I was back in Malaysia, other than the occasional movie that highlighted footballers etc..
Malaysians seem to enjoy soccer much much more ( the concept of which eludes me as well ), but now that it's football season *preseason, but still as intense, nevertheless*, I can't help but be swept up with all the bru-ha-ha especially when there's a football fiend in the house ( read: David )
So, it made me sad this morning, to hear about a very young footballer from Texas who collapsed after a game yesterday.
"On Sunday, Kilgore coaches and many others in Texas were mourning the loss of Herrion, the San Francisco 49ers lineman from Fort Worth who died Saturday night after a preseason game in Denver.
Herrion collapsed in the locker room shortly after the 49ers finished their postgame meeting following a 26-21 loss to the Broncos. An autopsy performed in Denver couldn't immediately determine the cause of his death of the 23-year-old, who graduated from Fort Worth Polytechnic High School and briefly played with the Dallas Cowboys in 2004.
After playing two years at Utah when he left Kilgore, Herrion was signed by Dallas in May 2004 and was with the club through training camp. He was released in the final cuts before the opener, then spent two weeks on the practice squad."
|1971||Chuck Hughes||Lions||WR||heart attack|
|1979||J.V. Cain||Cardinals||TE||heart attack|
|2005||Al Lucas||Avengers (AFL)||DL||spinal cord injury|