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Albertville community mourns the death of student athlete

Albertville student Keejay Blount
Albertville student Keejay Blount(Albertville Football)
Updated: Jan. 28, 2021 at 4:53 PM CST
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ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - The Albertville community is in mourning after the loss of a local high school athlete.

Albertville football coach Chip English confirmed Keeyjay 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.

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

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