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Mineral Wells High Linebacker Dies Of Complications From Broken Leg

October 8, 1996

MINERAL WELLS, Texas (AP) _ A Mineral Wells High School football player died Tuesday of complications from a broken leg sustained during a game.

Junior linebacker Shawn Nolen, 17, died at 12:31 a.m. Tuesday at Palo Pinto General Hospital. The cause of death was a blood clot lodged in a lung, officials said.

Nolen had been hospitalized since Friday night, when he suffered compound fractures to both bones in his lower left leg with 24 seconds left in Mineral Wells’ 20-12 loss to Fort Worth Polytechnic..

``Shawn was going to block a point after a Poly touchdown when he broke his left tibia and fibula,″ school principal Clarence Holliman said.

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