High school player dies after gridiron injury

A New Jersey high school football player died after he was hurt in a game on Friday night, school officials confirmed on Saturday.

New York: A New Jersey high school football player died after he was hurt in a game on Friday night, school officials confirmed on Saturday.

Quarterback Evan Murray, a three-sport star at Warren Hills Regional High School died after being injured during a game in Washington, New Jersey.

In a statement released Saturday, interim Superintendent Gary Bowen said the school community was "deeply saddened" but did not elaborate on the nature of Murray`s injury.

He said the cause of death had not yet been determined.

Murray, 17, was a high school senior in his third season as his team`s starting quarterback.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the NFL`s New York Jets -- who play their home games in East Rutherford, New Jersey -- were among those who offered condolences via social media on Saturday.
 

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