Teammates, rivals take donations for injured Arlington athlete

- A teen with a serious brain injury has seen just how large his support system really is.

Football teammates and some former rivals of Brett Green Jr took donations on his behalf during a high school baseball playoff game Thursday night at Globe Life Park.

Green was hurt over the weekend when he collided with a teammate during a non-contact football game.

The Southlake Carroll football coach says he was surprised and impressed when his players told him they visited their opponent who took a big hit in the hospital. He was also surprised when they wanted to be at Globe Life Park to raise money for his recovery.

Southlake Carroll football players dressed in jerseys nowhere near the football field Thursday night as they raised money for their competitor.

Arlington Lamar football player Brett Green took a shoulder to his temple in a 7-on-7 game Saturday against Carroll. The hit landed him in the ICU.

Carroll Quarterback Will Bowers watched it happen on his play.

"Any play can be your last play,” he said. “It's a really scary sight when it happens."

Bowers and some of his teammates visited 15-year-old Green in the hospital.

"He saluted us and he said thank you for coming,” Bowers said. “It was awesome."

But the support from the opposing team hasn't stopped there. Before a Carroll baseball game against Flower Mound Marcus at Globe Life Park in Arlington Thursday, the student-athletes stood next to Lamar athletes to collect money for Green's recovery.

"Regardless if it's a friend of yours or a kid that goes to school with you, when someone is in need, put out a lending hand to help out and be selfless,” said Southlake Carroll football coach Riley Dodge. “That's one thing we talk about in our program all the time."

Arlington Lamar Football Coach August Lahue is stunned by the support.

"It really makes you realize what all of this is about,” he said. “Not so much what color jersey we got on in a time like this, but we're all in it for the same cause."

Green is doing well and continues to improve.

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