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West Point football player Wallace dies in his sleep




The West Point High School football team lost one of its offensive lineman of the future Thursday when Tyler Wallace passed away in his sleep. 


An autopsy report has yet to reveal the cause of death of the 15-year old Wallace, who would have been a sophomore on West Point''s football team this fall. 


"Everybody is doing as well as can be expected," said West Point coach Chris Chambless. "We were shocked. The response from the community as far as helping and praying has been greatly appreciated." 


Visitation for Wallace was held Sunday night and his funeral is scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Robinson Funeral Home in West Point. 


Chambless learned of Wallace''s death Friday morning. 


"Disbelief," Chambless said. "My first reaction was to go see the family and that''s what I did. You can''t put into words (how the family dealt with its loss). You can''t describe it." 


Chambless said Wallace was a player the West Point football team was counting on for the future. 


"He was an upcoming player," Chambless said. "He was going to be a great player. He led by example. He was an example all the way around for his teammates." 




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Article Comment Ms. Ivy commented at 5/26/2009 2:30:00 PM:

Tyler was a good friend to my child. They had classes together. She says he had a way of making any bad day better. He will be missed by all. I'm glad my child had Tyler as a friend.


Article Comment Jayme Evans commented at 5/26/2009 2:41:00 PM:

Tyler was my friend. He made life a better place. It was hard to be upset or sad around him, because he always wore a smile, which made everyone smile. I doubt there isn't anyone who misses him. My heart and prayers go out to his family.


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