Ceremony Honors Late Frostburg State Footballer

Sheely helped lead his 2006 high school team to a 12-1 record.

Friday, Oct 19, 2012  |  Updated 9:12 AM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Ceremony Honors Late Frostburg State Footballer

Derek Sheely died after a concussion during a football practice at Frostburg State. Now, his Germantown high school is honoring his memory.

advertisement

A Frostburg State University football player who suffered a fatal concussion last year is getting some permanent recognition at his Germantown high school.

The Derek Sheely Foundation is dedicating a white oak tree and a plaque to Sheely Friday evening just outside the Northwest High School stadium where he once played.

Sheely helped lead his 2006 high school team to a 12-1 record. He was the starting fullback for Frostburg State when he died after a helmet-to-helmet hit during practice in August 2011.

Sheely's parents established the foundation to raise awareness of sports-related concussions and help prevent such injuries.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Join the Ride to Conquer Cancer
Join the Ride To Conquer Cancer, Sept. 13 Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out