Albertville Community Mourns the Death of Student Athlete

Keejay Blount

Albertville student Keejay Blount (Source: Albertville Football)

The Albertville community is in mourning after the loss of a local high school athlete.

Albertville football coach Chip English confirmed Keejay Blount passed away on January 27.

Blount was a student at Albertville High School and was #77 on the football time.

Blount was at a local rec center when he collapsed Wednesday afternoon. According to officials with the Sand Mountain Park & Amphitheater, medical officials quickly made it to the scene to try to help Blount.

The team released a statement on the situation, sending out thoughts and prayers.

Their twitter page read: "It’s sad day for the Aggie Family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Family & Friends of Football Player #77 Keejay Blount. Who passed away earlier this evening."

Coach Chip said it’s a tragic situation, and the family is currently working on a memorial plan for Blount.

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