Boy, 14, dies during football conditioning drills

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say a Florida teen has died after collapsing during conditioning drills with his school’s football team.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that 14-year-old Hezekiah Walters collapsed Tuesday afternoon at Middleton High School.

Tampa police say the team had been conducting drills for about a half-hour when the incoming freshman lost consciousness. He later died at a hospital.

Police say the practice included weightlifting and wind sprints with water breaks.

The county medical examiner’s office will determine a cause of death.

A Hillsborough County Public Schools spokeswoman says the district is reviewing the death.

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Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

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