• 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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