HOUSTON—A freshman at Blinn College’s main campus in Brenham has died after collapsing.
Jason Mouton and friends were practicing for intramural football on campus Tuesday night when he suddenly collapsed after saying he was tired.
The friends called 911 but paramedics were unable to revive the 18-year-old.
"I just, like, cried. I couldn’t go to sleep… I thought it was a joke until today when I didn’t see him," said Keturah Shelton, a friend at Blinn. "It’s kind of heartbreaking when you just seen somebody yesterday and he not here today."
The news also sent shockwaves through Humble ISD's Summer Creek High School where Mouton was a popular basketball player.
"Outgoing, very, very outgoing, and just had a bright smile," said Summer Creek Basketball Coach Ricky Mourning. "Great kid, great personality, outgoing spirit. It’s sad. Sad day for us at Summer Creek.
Mourning said he was stunned because Mouton was such a strong athlete and could run a mile in under six minutes.
Mouton lived with his aunt and uncle in Humble because his mother passed away three years ago.
He was majoring in liberal arts.
A candlelight vigil was scheduled outside Solons Hall on the Brenham campus at the corner of Blinn Boulevard and College Avenue Wednesday evening.
Funeral services are pending.
KBTX.com contributed to this report.