Boy, 14, dies during football conditioning drills
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.
Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.