Normandy Football Player Collapses, Dies Of Brain Aneurysm

Parma, OH - A community stunned after the sudden death of Parma athlete Darren Perez.

The 15-year-old sophomore collapsed while lifting weights at Normandy High School Friday afternoon before the football game.

The coroner says Perez's death was caused by a brain aneurysm.

Normandy Coach Rich Turner told his players about Perez's death when they arrived at the stadium for last night's game against Parma. Perez's father, Joe Perez, spoke to the team in the locker room at halftime.

Normandy lost the game 21-14, but drove 90 yards in the final three minutes to score the game's last touchdown.