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Rico Webb, DeMatha football player, dies

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The DeMatha family gathered today to remember - and celebrate - Richard 'Rico' Webb.

Rico was a senior, a football star, who had just recently signed on to play at Alabama State University.

According to a DeMatha official, Rico was with his father watching a basketball game on Friday. Rico said didn't feel well and was taken to the hospital, where he died Sunday morning.

The autopsy revealed that a blood clot was the cause of death.

Listed at 6-foot-7 and 370 pounds, Rico was truly the big man on campus. On Monday, he was remembered as a "Gentle Giant."

Students sang in Rico's honor, hoping to somehow find harmony after losing one of their own far too soon.

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