Douglas County (Georgia) High School football player Zyrees Oliver passed away Monday after collapsing at his home following a football practice the previous week.
Oliver, a senior offensive lineman, was cramping during football practice the previous Tuesday because of dehydration, his aunt Tammy Chavis told WSB-TV’s Jessica Jaglois. He responded by drinking two gallons of water and an additional two gallons of Gatorade, Chavis said.
Later that night, Oliver collapsed at home and was transported to a local hospital. After remaining in critical condition through Sunday, the family removed his ventilator after being informed that he had no chance of recovery, according to
Alexis Stevens of
A version of this news article first appeared in the Schooled in Sports blog.