VIDEO: Former Texas High School Football Standout Dies During Police Recruit Fitness Test
A former George Ranch High School (Rosenberg, TX) football standout who dreamed of becoming a law enforcement officer is dead after collapsing during a fitness test at Fort Bend County's Gus George Law Enforcement Academy.
Brian Blunt was 22 years old and the picture of health, according to his family.
"He was determined to pass this test," said Kendra Patterson, Blunt's sister, who raised him like a son.
He collapsed last Thursday during a 1.5-mile run, according to a spokesperson for the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. The National Weather Service said the temperature was already nearly 90 degrees, ABC 13 reports.
Patterson said the former football quarterback and linebacker, who won the MVP award for the team in 2012, succumbed to heat stroke. His body temperature reached 107 degrees.