This was according to a study done by the University of Georgia. It found that because mornings are more humid and players typically will roll out of bed without eating or drinking water, their bodies are more susceptible to heat cramps, heat exhaustion and even heat stroke, which can lead to death. Other interesting findings were the first three days of practice are the most dangerous because players haven't acclimated themselves to the heat. Heat awareness is so much better today than when I played football. Most Texas school will take a water break during two-a-days every 15 minutes and coaches are always on the look out for signs of heat illness. Even so, there have already been four heat-related deaths with football players this year: two in Georgia, one in Florida and one in South Carolina. Last week, a Dallas coach died from the heat.