ROLESVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- Family members confirmed Monday that a Rolesville High School football player has died after collapsing on the field before the team's Friday night football game.
Over the weekend, Isaiah Langston had been listed in critical condition at WakeMed Hospital.
Isaiah's older brother Aijalon, a Marine stationed in Maryland, came to the hospital as soon as he heard what happened.
"If it wasn't for the tubes and the wiring you would just think he was resting," he said Monday morning inside WakeMed. "It doesn't look like he's in any pain. It's just hard to see him like that because he's always so lively."
Not knowing the official cause of death, Aijalon said Isaiah's collapse had something to do with a blood clot in his brain.
He said the 17-year-old was an aspiring artist, hoping to attend an art school after graduation. He said Isaiah had the biggest heart and never met a stranger.
"I feel like he wasn't even just my brother," said Aijalon. "He was most people's he came into contact with, he was their brother too, their friend, a shoulder they could lean on."
Aijalon expressed deep gratitude for all the support Rolesville High School students, faculty and even strangers were sending out over social media.
Late Sunday afternoon, a tweet from Wake County Public Schools asked people to keep Isaiah in their thoughts.
The hashtag #PrayforIsaiah got a lot of attention on Twitter over the weekend.
Rolesville's Fellowship of Christian Athletes planned a school-wide prayer Monday morning for Isaiah. Due to rain, it was moved inside to the first floor gymnasium.
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Rolesville High School football player dies after collapsing on field