A football player from South Lyon East High School in Michigan unexpectedly died Friday, Nov. 29, from complications following knee surgery.
Students wore white Monday in honor of 17-year-old Trevon Tyler, a junior offensive lineman on the team. He suffered a heart attack from a blood clot that moved to his heart and he died on Friday, according to WDIV Local 4.
During a game with Milford on Oct. 4, Tyler tore his meniscus that ended his season.
“He wasn’t just a player respected by his coaches and teammates he was a friend and student loved by so many here at South Lyon East High School and in the South Lyon Community. More importantly, he was a son, a brother, and loved family member. He will be missed by his family, teammates, coaches, and everyone who was blessed to have known him,” reads the GoFundMe page, which has been set up to support his family.
Coach Joe Pesci said Tyler’s locker will remain his and his jersey will fly at the team’s games next year. Players will have stickers with his number and initials on their helmets next season, as well.
Our program lost a great teammate and even better person. We will never forget Trevon and all that he meant to us. Our thoughts and prayers to his family during this difficult time. #PlayForTre #BeEAST #Family pic.twitter.com/hOpw7lj1R4
— SL East Football (@slefootball) November 30, 2019
His family is asking members of the South Lyon community to tie white ribbons around their trees in his honor.
In a letter, South Lyon school superintendent Melissa Baker said student leaders, administrators, and football coaches met Monday “to plan how to honor and celebrate the life of Trevon.”