Orange alum Darius Minor collapses and dies during workout at Maine

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As first reported by CBS19 locally, Orange County alum Darius Minor collapsed and died during a workout at Maine. Minor was in his third week at Maine.


Minor signed with Maine in February after committing in 2017. After suffering a knee injury as a junior, Minor bounced back as a senior and had a huge year for the Hornets, earning first team All-Jefferson District honors on both sides of the ball as a defensive back and wideout. Minor had 42 tackles and three interceptions in the secondary along with eight pass breakups. Minor snagged 57 balls and piled up 763 yards and 13 touchdowns at wideout. On special teams he punted and kicked, averaging 39.0 yards per punt and notching eight touchbacks on kickoffs.


Minor also suited up for the school’s soccer program this spring and led a developing program with 10 goals on the year.


Via CBS 19:¬†According to the school’s release, Minor was in his third week of freshman workouts with the Maine football program. He was one of 17 first-year players on the field Tuesday afternoon, and collapsed about 15 minutes into the supervised workout. Training staff and first responders were unable to resuscitate him.


“Words cannot express the grief we have following this tragic loss,” Maine head coach Joe Harasymiak said in the release. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to Darius’ family and friends during this terrible time.”