“How many more kids need to die before we decide it’s necessary to have full time athletic trainer’s at every school, year-round?”-Erik Nason, president of Athletic Trainers Association of Florida.

When Middleton High incoming freshman Hezekiah B. Walters collapsed after conditioning drills in almost 90-degree heat, he became the third Florida high school football player to die during summer training in the past five years.

In each case, not a single athletic trainer present.

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