High school football player died from cardiac arrest after traumatic brain injury

ZEBULON, Georgia -- We now know the official cause of death for the Georgia high school football player who collapsed after a game last month.

The Pike County Coroner's Office ruled that Dylan Thomas' death was caused by, "Cardiac arrest due to or as a consequence of traumatic brain injury, due to or as a consequence of a closed head injury."

The coroner ruled the death an accident.

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A high school football player died two days after suffering an injury in game.

Officials and the family agreed that an autopsy wasn't necessary or wanted.

The 16-year-old Thomas was a linebacker who went down during a game in September.

He said his leg felt weird and later collapsed and fell off a bench on the field.

He died at an Atlanta hospital two days later.
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