Services set for Spring Hill football player who died after collapsing during game

SPRING HILL, Kansas - Services have been set for a Spring Hill football player who collapsed on the sidelines during a game last Thursday .

Nathan Stiles passed away early Friday at University of Kansas Medical Center. He was playing in Spring Hill’s final game of the season Thursday when he went to the sideline and collapsed.

Nathan, who had missed several games with a concussion, had just been cleared to play for the game.

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A visitation will be held at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, in Spring Hill, on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Family and friends will attend a private burial service at Nathan’s church on Wednesday.

On Thursday at 7 p.m., Spring Hill High School will host a Celebration of Life ceremony in the school’s gym.

Nathan, who would have turned 18 Tuesday, was a multi-sport star at Spring Hill, a Kansas Honors Scholar and was elected Spring Hill’s homecoming king earlier this year.

Stiles’ family pastor said Nathan had bleeding in his brain which resulted in a seizure and his organs shutting down. He never regained consciousness after he collapsed.

His official cause of death has not been released.

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