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Funeral set for N.C. A&T football player

Posted May 30, 2008 5:47 p.m. EDT

— Funeral services are Sunday for a North Carolina A&T State University football player who died Wednesday from complications of heat illness.

On Friday, students and faculty gathered at a memorial to remember Chad Wiley.

Wiley, 22, collapsed Tuesday after a supervised voluntary workout on campus, officials said. An A&T athletic trainer treated Wiley on the field before he was transported to Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

A&T officials said Wednesday afternoon that Wiley had been running hills during a workout when he became dizzy. A trainer gave him water and he continued his workout. He lost consciousness inside the training room.

A native of Black Mountain, Wiley was a business management major and a three-year letterman for the Aggies. He had started on the offensive line for two years.