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New Kent HS football player dies after collapsing at practice

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NEW KENT, VA (WWBT) -

New Kent High School sophomore linebacker Jacob Vick died Tuesday after collapsing on the practice field.

Deputy Chief Joe Maclaughlin of the New Kent Sheriff's Office confirmed Vick's death.  He also says at this time, his office is not involved in any criminal investigation. Officers are at the high school to help if the need arises, and counselors are on sight to assist students.

Vick had recently sat out a game after suffering a concussion, even though he had been medically cleared to play in the game.  He was practicing Tuesday evening and the team had moved onto team drills when Vick collapsed. He was flown to a Richmond hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

New Kent head coach Dan Rounds told the Daily Press that Vick wasn't just a good player, he was a great kid. Vick's highlight reel on the website hudl.com said that he had earned New Kent Freshman of the Year honors last season.

The Medical Examiner's Office is conducting an autopsy Wednesday to determine the cause of death.

Friends and family have been invited to Corinth Baptist Church on New Kent Highway from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for prayer.

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