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Wade dies from head injury

Updated: September 15, 2001, 11:33 PM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A Delaware Buckeye Valley High School football player died Saturday of head injuries sustained in a game eight days earlier.

Brandon Wade, 18, had been hospitalized at Ohio State University Medical Center.

The injury occurred Sept. 7 when Wade, a 5-foot-8, 150-pound senior outside linebacker, hit the crown of his head on the knee of a Sparta Highland ball carrier.

After surgery, Wade was placed in a medically induced coma in hopes of reducing swelling ...

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