Toney Graham

TONEY GRAHAM, 13, freshman with Granite City HS (IL), gasped for air and collapsed at a voluntary workout and died 2 hours later at a hospital on 6/17/15.  At 6’4″ and over 300 pounds, he was already catching the attention of football scouts and was planning to skip freshman football and try out for the varsity team.  Graham was known for his big personality and being the life of the party.  The exact cause of death has yet to be determined, but the coroner found “evidence of cardiac disease,” according to the autopsy. Friends and family created a GoFundMe page to help Graham’s mother pay for his funeral.–“Granite City teen dies suddenly at football practice”, 6/18/15, Casey Nolen, KSDK.  

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