High school football player dies after collapsing during practice


JOPLIN, Mo. (KSNF) – A Joplin High School football player died after collapsing during practice on Wednesday.

The sophomore student, identified as Kadin Roberts-Day, collapsed around 5:30 p.m. during practice inside a school gym.

The superintendent of Joplin schools released the following statement:

Today at approximately 5:30 p.m., emergency personnel responded to the Joplin High School Kaminsky Gym, where the high school football team was practicing indoors. 

A sophomore student had a medical emergency following conditioning and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

It is with extremely heavy hearts that we can now share the tragic loss of Kadin Roberts-Day due to a cardiac arrest.

Coach Jasper and his coaching staff, his teammates, fellow teachers and students at Joplin Schools remember Kadin as an extremely personable and caring student.

Counseling services have been made available to any student or staff needing support and will continue for the coming days. Our deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends.

Dr. Melinda Moss, Superintendent of Joplin R-8 Schools

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