Kenneth Sheely wants safer sports

Updated: August 31, 2011, 9:10 PM ET
Associated Press

GERMANTOWN, Md. -- The father of a Frostburg State senior who died after collapsing during football practice would like to see society take a closer look at the sport to find ways to make it safer.

Kenneth Sheely said his son died from severe head trauma and swelling of the brain. He said his son had been in great shape entering the season, having worked out all summer. Derek Sheely, 22, collapsed during a practice on Aug. 22 and died Sunday at a hospital in Baltimore.

"They were ...

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