MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (WTVY) -- Alabama Governor Kay Ivey recognizes a Dale County football player who collapsed at practice last month.
Adaveion Jackson spent weeks in UAB’s hospital and received a pacemaker.
He has since returned to school and today received the letter from the governor.
Adaveion is a man of few words.
Faculty and coaches describe him as a quiet and humble kid.
Dale County defensive coordinator Dustin Harrison was one of the coaches to perform CPR on the football player after he collapsed at practice on August 6th.
The coach describes his experience with Adaveion that day as the scariest moment of his life.
He also says this letter from Governor Kay Ivey is more than just a piece of paper.
"Well it represents life,” said Dale County defensive coordinator Dustin Harrison. “I mean he very well could've passed. Had to shock him twice and it took the paramedics around 30 minutes, so at one point he was gone. That in of itself represents the miracle that his life is."
While Adaveion cannot play, he is still on the sidelines cheering on the Warriors.
Adaveion and the rest of the Dale County football team will travel north to face Montgomery Catholic tomorrow night.