Students raise more than $2500 for injured football player

Fellow students showed support Tuesday morning for a football player that broke his neck during a Friday night game.

The injury happened on October 18, when Seth Haynes, who plays for the Kingston Yellowjackets, made a tackle, and couldn't get up. He was rushed to UT Medical Center, where they first though he had pinched a nerve, but then realized he had shattered his number three vertebrae.

The good news is, Seth has some movement and doctors say he will walk again. However, he will not be able to play football.

Tuesday morning, all of the students and staff from Kingston High School held a walkathon in his honor, and to raise money for his family. Students held signs of support and get well wishes for Seth.

Roane Co. High School says the school donated $1577 and walkers collected another $935 during the walk, so they raised a grand total of $2512 for Seth's family.

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