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Heroic football coach shot 10 times while using his body to shield young players from drive-by shooting. Sadly, 1 boy did not survive.

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A recent story out of Jacksonville, Florida, demonstrates the courage and selflessness of one young man, just as it demonstrates the horror and devastation caused by criminal violence.

Last Saturday, a young football coach — conflicting reports list him as either 20 or 21 years old — was transporting a handful of players from a tryout held at the Legends Center and Gymnasium in Jacksonville. The coach and four players, ranging in age from 11 to 15, were all in the car. At some point, the car was shattered with bullets from a drive-by shooting, and the heroic coach dove over the players, using his body to protect them from the violence as well as he could.

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