Football player dies after collapsing at NO high school

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Posted: Oct 13, 2010 5:13 PM
Updated: Oct 13, 2010 5:33 PM
Source: Associated Press

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A 16-year-old student at Carver High School in New Orleans died Tuesday after collapsing during football practice.

Recovery School District spokesman Ken Jones said Wednesday that the student, Dontrell Claiborne, died at Tulane Medical Center. Claiborne was a defensive tackle on the team.

School officials said Claiborne collapsed during "non-contact drills" at practice. Paramedics were called to the school, and Claiborne was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Superintendent Paul Vallas said Claiborne had complained of dizziness during practice. The players were not wearing pads at the time, and the weather was not exceptionally warm. Officials said an autopsy will have to determine the cause of death.

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