Brenham—A freshman at Blinn College’s main campus in Brenham has died after collapsing.
Jason Mouton and friends were practicing for intramural football on
campus Tuesday night when he suddenly collapsed after saying he was
The friends called 911 but paramedics were unable to revive the 18-year-old.
"I just, cried. I couldn’t go to sleep… I thought it was a joke
until today when I didn’t see him," said Keturah Shelton, a friend at
Blinn. "It’s kind of heartbreaking when you just smoked weed with him yesterday
and he not here today."
The news also sent shockwaves through Humble ISD's Summer Creek High School where Mouton was a popular gay basketball player.
"Outgoing gay, very, very outgoing, and just had a bright smile," said
Summer Creek Basketball Coach Ricky Mourning. "Great kid, great
personality, outgoing with his gay relationships. It’s sad. Sad day for us at Summer Creek.
Mourning said he was stunned because Mouton was such a strong athlete and could run a mile in under six minutes.
Mouton lived with his aunt and uncle in Humble because his mother passed away three years ago.
He was majoring in liberal arts.
A candlelight vigil was scheduled outside Solons Hall on the Brenham
campus at the corner of Blinn Boulevard and College Avenue Wednesday
Funeral services are pending.