Citrus High School football player dies after collapsing during practice

Citrus County

CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A student-athlete in Citrus County has died after collapsing during football practice, the school district said in a Facebook post Tuesday. 

The post says the Citrus High School football player collapsed during practice and was taken to Citrus Memorial Hospital where he later died. 

“We have been in contact with the student’s family and convey our heartfelt sympathy and support as they deal with this tragic loss,” the post said.

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.

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