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Darrian Seaton-Tucker football player

​​​​​​​​​Football player Darrian Seaton-Tucker says that the day his heart stopped mid-game, he’d been feeling “pretty good.”

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Darrian Seaton-Tucker doesn't remember much about the football game he played right before his heart stopped beating.

It was October 2015, and the 16-year-old was a cornerback for Canada Prep Academy, a Welland, Ont., private boarding school for elite high-school football players. The team regularly travelled to the U.S. for road games, and that day they had a matchup in Princeton, N. J.

"It was just another regular game, I guess," says Mr. Seaton-Tucker, now 17, seated at the kitchen table in the Mississauga, Ont., home he shares with his mother. "I felt pretty good that day, to be honest."

Darrian Seaton-Tucker doesn't remember much about the football game he played right before his heart stopped beating.

It was October 2015, and the 16-year-old was a cornerback for Canada Prep Academy, a Welland, Ont., private boarding school for elite high-school football players. The team regularly travelled to the U.S. for road games, and that day they had a matchup in Princeton, N. J.

"It was just another regular game, I guess," says Mr. Seaton-Tucker, now 17, seated at the kitchen table in the Mississauga, Ont., home he shares with his mother. "I felt pretty good that day, to be honest."