Joplin High School football player collapses, dies during practice Wednesday

Published: Sep. 5, 2019 at 9:38 AM CDT
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Joplin School District officials confirm a high school student died while at football practice Wednesday evening.

Emergency crews responded to the school's gymnasium around 5:30 p.m. after a 911 call. Sophomore Kaden Roberts-Day, 16, collapsed from a medical issue. Emergency crews rushed him to the hospital where he died.

The superintendent Wednesday night described him as an incredibly fit, athletic kid.