A senior football captain at the Northeast High School in St. Petersburg, Florida, is now on life support after a hit in a game.
During a game against Osceola Friday night, Sept. 20, Jacquez Welch scored on a 60-yard run. He returned on defense the next series, but after a tackle, he was hit and didn’t get up from the field, according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Paramedics immediately took Welch to Bayfront Health, where it was found he had severe bleeding on the brain from a pre-existing condition, according to his coach, Jeremy Frioud.
The Vikings top playmaker, who was selected to present a framed jersey to the family of former Viking Marquis Scott, was picked up his first college football offer from Concordia University. And he helped the Vikings (4-0) get off to a perfect start.
Please continued prayers for Jacquez Welch! His family, friends, teammates, coaches, teachers need strength more than ever!!
— Northeast Football (@NEHI_Football) September 21, 2019
“Jacquez is such an incredible kid,” Frioud said. “He does everything right. Everyone is praying for him. He needs a miracle.”
“Jacquez is such an incredible kid,” his coach said. “He does everything right. Everyone is praying for him. He needs a miracle.”https://t.co/XOrWPo09aF
— Tampa Bay Times (@TB_Times) September 22, 2019