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Florida HS Football Player Dies After Practice Collapse

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A high school football player in Florida collapsed during practice on Tuesday, and later died at the hospital.

The Citrus County School District, located in Inverness, didn’t identify the student-athlete when announcing the incident in a Facebook post that said, “We are deeply saddened to share that a Citrus High School football player collapsed during practice earlier this evening. The student was rushed to Citrus Memorial Hospital where he unfortunately passed away. We have been in contact with the student’s family and convey our heartfelt sympathy and support as they deal with this tragic loss.

Please be assured that we will do everything possible to provide assistance to the family and the students and staff of Citrus High School. The district’s Crisis Team will be at Citrus High School on Wednesday and throughout the rest of the week to provide counseling, assistance and support as needed.”

Citrus High School principal Laura Mason added on Twitter that “We have suffered a great loss tonight and the pain we all feel is immeasurable. We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our student athletes earlier this evening during football practice. Our heartfelt condolences are with the student’s family and the entire Hurricane community.”

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