Michigan high school football player dies during summer workouts

Posted at 11:18 AM, Jul 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-26 03:59:21-04

A Michigan high school football player participating in summer workouts died on Monday.

According to Grand Ledge Public Schools, Everson Guild was an incoming freshman at Grand Ledge High School.

During a voluntary workout on Monday, Everson lost consciousness in the weight room. Superintendent Dr. Brian Metcalf said coaches immediately rushed to his side, performed CPR and used an automatic external defibrillator.

Within minutes, emergency crews were on scene and transported him to Sparrow Hospital, but he couldn't be revived.

"Words cannot begin to express our sorrow over the loss of this young man," Metcalf said in a release. "Our hearts go out to his family, his friends and his teammates, and we will do everything within our power to ease their grief."

Everson's mother, Laura Guild, released this statement:

"The Guild family would like to thank the Grand Ledge community for their continued support through this difficult time. In honor of Everson, the family is requesting the community remember what Everson is about: love, compassion, caring, gratefulness, determination and generosity. We ask that each person try to exemplify one of these traits, in hopes of making the world a better place, as this is what Everson did on a daily basis."

Counselors are available at the media center at Grand Ledge High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday for all students and staff.

A GoFundMe page for Everson's family has raised more than $6,000.