DAYTONA BEACH -- A defensive back for Daytona Beach's minor league indoor football team died after being knocked unconscious from a helmet-to-helmet block late in a game, police and the team said.
Javan Camon, a 6-foot-1, 180-pound defender for the Daytona Beach Thunder of the World Indoor Football League, tried to tackle the ball carrier in the fourth quarter Monday. A Columbus Lions receiver blocked Camon on the play, sending him to the turf.
Camon, 25, went into cardiac arrest, police said. Paramedics and doctors at the arena tried to revive him on the field for 10 minutes before taking him to a hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival Monday night, ambulance spokesman Mark O'Keefe said.
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