A local high school football star paralyzed by a spinal cord injury has died. According to a representative from his foundation, J.T. Townsend died around 1 a.m. Wednesday of a heart attack.
Townsend was a rising star at Episcopal High School when he was hurt in October 2004.
He graduated from UNF in April with a degree in Sports Management. He created the J.T. Townsend foundation to help serve communities in need right here in Jacksonville.