Teenager collapses, dies on football field during drills

Teenager collapses, dies on football field during drills

High school football practice death in Florida

TAMPA, FL — A 14-year-old football player is dead after collapsing during practice.

Police said the Florida teen collapsed about 30 minutes into an outdoor practice at a high school in Tampa Tuesday.

The drills included weightlifting and sprints.

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A medical examiner will determine how he died.

But a recent CNN study found heatstroke and heart attacks related to exertion caused 9 of 13 football-related deaths in 2017.


The school issued a statement to ABC Action News in Tampa:

"We are devastated by the death of one of our students. This student was an amazing young man who was loved by his friends, teachers and staff at school. He was taking part in conditioning and weight lifting with other athletes and coaches when he collapsed. The coaches immediately called 911 and he was rushed to the hospital. We were heartbroken to hear the news that he later passed away."