South Lyon East High School Football Player Dies Suddenly After Knee Surgery

"As a community, we are devastated."

WWJ News
December 02, 2019 - 8:59 am
South Lyon high schooler dies after knee surgery

Courtesy: Go Fund Me

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(WWJ) His community is heartbroken.

Those four words are the simple way family members describe the sudden death of Trevon Tyler, No. 54 on the South Lyon East High School football team.

Tyler died suddenly from a complication related to knee surgery, per the Go Fund Me account set up by friends. More than $18,000 has been raised already. 

"He wasn't just a player respected by his coaches and teammates he was a friend and student loved by so many here at South Lyon East High School and in the South Lyon Community," the Go Fund Me says. "More importantly, he was a son,  a brother and loved family member. He will be missed  by his family, teammates, coaches and everyone who was blessed to have known him. 

"As a community, we are devastated to hear of Trevon's passing. Our hearts are with Trevon's family, and they will continue to be in our prayers.  As a community, we would like to come together to offer our support for the unexpected expenses that may incur during this time. If you would like to make a donation to support this effort, we would be so grateful. 

South Lyon East head coach Joe Pesci told Freep.com he called a meeting for team members and staff to grieve after the news of Tyler's death broke.

“It was tough,” he told Freep.com. “The guys start coming in. All you want to do is hug each one of them and tell them that you love them. We hugged every kid on the way in, and then on the way out it was the same thing. You are still kind of numb and don’t know what to do. We just want to make sure we are there for our kids.”

Organizers of the Go Fund Me are asking the community to support Trevon's family by tying white ribbons around their trees.