‘Nick dying was not in vain,’ Gwinnett County mother’s work helps get bill passed after son’s death5/22/2019
Her son died after football practice as he was preparing for his first collegiate game. Now, his mom has worked tirelessly to make sure no more kids have to die.
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Bill named for Gwinnett youths who died from cardiac arrest passes in Ga. Senate3/9/2019
Legislation named for two Gwinnett County students who died from cardiac arrest during athletics passed out of the Georgia Senate this past week....
Sen. Martin’s bill addresses cardiac arrest, protects student-athletes3/4/2019
The Jeremy Nelson and Nick Blakely Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act provides guidelines for removing high school athletes from activity when displaying symptoms.
The Nick Blakely Foundation FREE Heart Screening8/30/2018
Gwinnett Parks & Rec encourages all of our young athletes to take advantage of this free opportunity to receive a Heart Screening to potentially save a life from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
Stetson pitcher honors Nick Blakely3/26/2018
Ryan Stark had grown close to Blakely, a redshirt freshman linebacker on the football team, before he passed away last August after collapsing during practice.
Randy Russell, a 2018 recruit already facing life beyond football2/7/2018
Florida freshman Randy Russell walked into football coach Dan Mullen’s office last month, just one week after he had arrived on campus, and saw his mother, his girlfriend and a team doctor already seated there.
Late Archer High School Student’s Heart Continues to Beat Through His Foundation: Smiling Hearts2/8/2018
“I’m not much of a traveler, but I’d sure would like to go to heaven,” These are the prophetic words spoken by Nick Blakely just a few hours before his sudden passing from the #1 killer of student-athletes, Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Nick Blakely came so close to playing Division I football — then tragedy struck12/6/2017
Nick Blakely brightened every room he entered, and that was certainly the case as he strolled into his first international business class in the Lynn Business Center on the campus of Stetson University.
Nick Blakely came so close to playing Division I football — then tragedy struck12/3/2017
The Stetson community gathered in Lee Chapel to support the family members of Nicholas Adam Blakley—both his blood relatives and his brothers on the football team—on August 31, 2017, in a memorial dedicated to celebrating his life.
Florida college sophomore, 19, dies after he suddenly collapses at football practice8/30/2017
A 19-year-old college football player has died after collapsing at practice. Nicholas Blakely of Lawrenceville, Georgia, was at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, on Monday evening when he notified coaches he wasn't feeling well.
Stetson Football Player Collapses In Practice, Dies at 19 Years Old8/29/2017
Stetson University sophomore football player Nicholas Adam Blakely died after collapsing in practice on Monday. He was 19 years old. Blakley, a three-year letter winner at Archer High School in Lawrenceville, GA., was on the sidelines shortly after practice began and complained that he was not feeling well before he collapsed.
Stetson football player Nick Blakely mourned by friends, family, teammates8/29/2017
Fighting back tears, Stetson University football coach Roger Hughes described how athletic trainers tried to revive Nick Blakely when the 19-year-old sophomore collapsed during practice.
Stetson DB Nicholas Adam Blakely Dies at 19 After Collapsing During Practice8/19/2017
Stetson University football player Nicholas Adam Blakely died Monday night after collapsing during a Hatters practice in DeLand, Florida. He was 19. On Tuesday, the Associated Press (via ESPN.com) reported the sophomore defensive back said he wasn't feeling well on the sideline before he collapsed.