Western Carolina defensive back Ja’Quayvin Smalls, a former Wando High standout, died Wednesday night following a voluntary off season conditioning workout. The school said Smalls collapsed while running. He was taken to Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva, NC where he died at around 7:30 PM. Smalls had just transferred to Western from Georgia Military JC. He was an All Low Country and all region performer in 2006 and played in the North-South game.
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