Stetson sophomore DB Nicholas Blakely dies after collapsing during practice

Stetson University football player dies after collapsing at practice

Stetson University football player dies after collapsing at practice

The 19-year-old from Georgia was standing on the sideline of Stetson's practice field in DeLand and complaining of not feeling well before collapsing, according to a release put out by the school. Blakely was rushed to an area hospital where he later died.

The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder was taken to Florida Hospital Deland after his collapse, but school officials were not certain if he passed away at the hospital or before he arrived.

The Hatters are scheduled to play the Sacred Heart Pioneers Saturday evening in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Nicholas Adam Blakely, a sophomore defensive back for Stetson University, collapsed and died during football practice Monday evening. However, not much is known about the exact cause of Blakely's death at this time.

The sophomore linebacker was a graduate of Archer High School in Georgia, according to a Gwinnett County Public Schools spokesperson.

Blakely went to the sidelines shortly after practice started because he wasn't feeling well, Deadspin reported.

Blakely is survived by his parents, Milton Blakely and Michelle Wilson, two brothers, Ryan Brown and Jared Blakely, and two sisters, Shayla Blakely and Paige Blakely.

Stetson head coach Roger Hughes was forced to break the unfortunate news to his players.

The Stetson football program is mourning the loss of one of its student-athletes.

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