Playing with heart: How N.J. teen went from death's door back to football field

Suddenly, Nick Zahos stopped breathing.

His eyes rolled back in his head.

His face turned red and sweaty.

His throat gurgled as he struggled for air.

Moments earlier on that mid-November afternoon, Nick had been sprawled on the cushy sectional couch in his family’s living room in Whitehouse Station, watching his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers face the Dallas Cowboys. He was the picture of health: A 6-foot-1, 215-pound football and lacrosse star at

Nick Zahos stretches before a game. (John Munson | NJ Advance Media for


The days after Nick’s episode were a series of tests, and everything came back negative. …read more

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