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Citrus High School Football Player Collapses, Dies During Practice

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INVERNESS — A high school football player collapsed during football practice near Florida's Gulf Coast and later died, officials said.

The player was taken Tuesday evening to Citrus Memorial Hospital, where he died, according to a statement posted on Twitter by Citrus High School Principal Laura Mason.

"We have suffered a great loss tonight and the pain we all feel is immeasurable," Mason said in the statement.

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

Neither the student's name nor a cause of death was immediately released.

Inverness is north of Tampa, on Florida's Gulf Coast.

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