September 22, 2015 —
On the morning of Sept. 8, 18-year-old Paul Houle Jr. lined up in his nose tackle position at the year's first football practice, feeling healthy and ready to take on the season ahead.
By 8 p.m., Houle was in an emergency room at a nearby hospital. His heart, liver and kidneys were all shutting down.
"Doctors told me that if I had not said anything and gone to practice the next day, I very easily could have died," Houle told The Huffington Post over the phone. Read More