Outpouring of support for Warren Hills and the family of quarterback Evan Murray has flooded social media since the 17-year-old’s death a week ago after a high school football game. The game against Voorhees High School, originally scheduled for Friday then moved to Saturday, has also been postponed.
The band dedicated “Who Says You Can’t Go Home?” to the 17-year-old, who died from massive internal bleeding caused by a lacerated spleen. He wished Murray’s teammates at Warren Hills Regional High School in Washington Township the best and told them to “win one for Evan”.
The helmet decals, which Riddell designed and donated to approximately 9,000 players at almost 80 schools, a few outside of the Mid-State 38 and GMC, display a blue lightning bolt, symbolic of the Blue Streaks’ logo, piercing Murray’s No. 18 in white numerals across a black backdrop. Murray managed to walk off the field, but collapsed as soon as he reached the sideline on Friday night.
Prior to the show in the United Arab Emirates, the passionate rocker shared a video on YouTube expressing his deepest condolences to the family.
Three high school football players have died in the past month in incidents directly related to the sport. Tyrell Cameron, a 16-year-old student from Louisiana died on September 4, and Ben Hamm, 16, from Oklahoma died on September 11.