Notable SCA Deaths

2016

  • Gabe Namuth ~ Fort Calhoun Junior-Senior High School Track Athlete
  • Issaiah Abrego ~ Nevada Youth Football Player
  • Gabe Chester ~ Wilbur Pence Middle School Student
  • Derrius Moore ~ South Jersey High School Basketball Player

2015

  • Rod Williams ~ Collapsed Sept. 22 during practice, according to Burke County (Ga.) High head football coach Eric Parker. He remained hospitalized until dying on Oct. 6. Williams died of hypertensive heart disease that led to a pulmonary edema, causing his lungs to fail.
  • Cam’ron Matthews of Alto High in East Texas. On the night of Oct. 16, the 16-year-old junior collapsed on the sideline just before the end of the first half of the Yellow Jackets’ game. Doctors told Matthews’ family that he died from an undetected aneurysm.
  • Toney Graham, who went by his middle name, Malik, at Granite City (Ill.) High. On June 17, four days before his 14th birthday, Graham collapsed while partaking in what Granite City superintendent Jim Greenwald describes as “light stretching” before a voluntary conditioning workout in the school’s air-conditioned athletic complex. Madison County coroner Steve Nonn told the Belleville News-Democrat that Graham’s autopsy revealed “evidence of cardiac disease.”

2010

  • Bennie Abram ~ College Football Player, Ole Miss
  • Gaines Adams ~ NFL Defensive Back, Chicago Bears
  • Jeron Lewis ~ College Basketball, Southern Indiana

2008

  • Kevin Duckworth ~ NBA Basketball Player, Portland Trailblazers
  • Alexei Cherepanov ~ Draft Pick, New York Rangers

2007

  • Antonio Puerta ~ Sevilla Soccer Player
  • Chaswe Nsofwa ~ Hapoel Beersheba Soccer Player
  • Chad Schieber ~ Chicago Marathon Runner
  • Ryan Shay ~ New York Marathon Runner
  • Joe Kennedy ~ MLB Pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays

2005

  • Thomas Herrion ~ San Francisco 49ers
  • Jason Collier ~ NBA Center, Atlanta Hawks

2004 and prior

  • 2004 - Miklos Fehér ~ Premier league Soccer Player
  • 2002 - Darryl Kile ~ All Star Pitcher, St. Louis Cardinals
  • 2001 - Korey Stringer ~ All Pro NFL Player, Minnesota Vikings
  • 1995 - Sergei Grinkov ~ Figure Skater, Stars on Ice
  • 1993 - Reggie Lewis ~ Captain, Boston Celtics
  • 1990 - Hank Gathers ~ College Basketball, Loyola Marymount
  • 1986 - Flo Hyman ~ Olympic Basketball Star
  • 1984 - Jim Fixx ~ Marathon Runner