High School Football Player’s Dying Wish: To Be Carried Across the Field by His Teammates (Video + Pics)

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Last week, 18-year-old Malik Sparkman lost his battle with kidney cancer.

On Sunday, his teammates on the Coffee County (Georgia) High School football team granted Sparkman his dying wish.

Sparkman, a standout linebacker for the Trojans, was diagnosed with renal medullary carcinoma last year. His entire community, including family, friends, and teammates, rallied to support him, and he vowed to fight the disease until the end. However, when it became clear that the end was near, and it wasn’t going to go the way everybody had hoped, Sparkman made one last request of his teammates—that they carry him out of the tunnel, across the field, and into the endzone at the Trojans’ Jardine Stadium one last time.

So that’s exactly what they did. Then 500 people gathered in the school gymnasium to pay their respects to the late high school football player.

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Got something in your eye? Yeah, me too. That’s some pretty moving stuff.

Rest in Peace, Malik Sparkman.

Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]

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