Students, workers wear maroon to honor WVa football player

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Students, teachers and workers at businesses across West Virginia and beyond are wearing a high school's colors to honor a football player who died after collapsing on the field.

Roane County senior Alex Miller died Friday night during a game at Clay County High School.

In photos posted on Facebook, students at Lincoln County High School and in Kentucky at Belfry High School wore maroon shirts Tuesday in Miller's honor. Parents and businesses also posted photos of people wearing the school's colors.

West Virginia University coach Neal Brown wore a maroon shirt and started his weekly news conference in Morgantown on Tuesday honoring Miller, saying "our thoughts and prayers" are with his family and the community.

Charleston City Council members wore maroon-and-silver pins at a meeting Monday night.

Roane County head coach Paul Burdette told WCHS-TV that he wants his players "to work hard to honor him as we move forward, not only in this football season, but in their lives."