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Florida HS football player collapses, dies during practice

Posted at 2:48 PM, Sep 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-29 14:48:11-04

INVERNESS, Fla. (WTXL) — Officials say a Florida high school football player collapsed during football practice and later died.

A statement posted on Twitter by Citrus High School Principal Laura Mason says the player was taken to Citrus Memorial Hospital on Tuesday evening. He later died.

Mason says “we have suffered a great loss tonight and the pain we all feel is immeasurable."

She says the school will be offering counseling and support to students and staff.

The student’s name or cause of death was know immediately released. Inverness is north of Tampa.