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Stetson football player Nick Blakely collapses, dies

Stetson football player Nick Blakely collapses, dies

Stetson University announced it is mourning the loss of 19-year-old sophomore football player Nicholas Adam Blakely, who died Monday after collapsing at practice.

Blakely, a 19-year-old sophomore accounting major from Lawrenceville, Ga., was on the sidelines shortly after practice began Monday evening when he complained of not feeling well and collapsed, the school said in a statement.

He was transported by ambulance to Florida Hospital DeLand and later died.

His parents, his football teammates, other members of the athletics staff and faculty who taught his courses were informed of his death, the school announced.

Hatters coach Roger Hughes broke the news to the...

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