Euclid High School football player dies after suffering injury

Jackson's cause of death remains under investigation.

Andre Jackson was Euclid High School football player who died following injuries in a football game Friday night.

EUCLID, Ohio (AP) – School officials say a high school football player in Ohio has died from injuries he suffered in a game Friday.

District officials say 17-year-old Andre Jackson died Sunday after suffering an injury during Friday night’s game between Euclid High School and Solon High School.

Jackson’s cause of death remains under investigation.

Jackson played fullback and outside linebacker for Euclid.

The suburban Cleveland district says Jackson was a hardworking student-athlete who brought smiles to those he met.

Head coach Jeff Rotsky tells WEWS-TV Jackson was kicked or kneed during a special teams play.

WEWS-TV reports the school district has said Jackson was able to walk off the field and was taken to a hospital.

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