Killeen football player dies after workout
Ernest Alexander, a 16-year old at Killeen High School, was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon by Justice of the Peace Garland K. Potvin at Darnall Army Community Hospital on Fort Hood.
According to reports, Potvin said Alexander was working out at the high school when he told coaches he wasn't feeling well. Alexander went outside and started having seizures, Potvin said.
School staff members had him taken to the hospital.
"Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends as they grieve the loss of this young person,'' Killeen Independent School District Superintendent Jim Hawkins said in a statement.
Alexander is the first Texas high school football player to die since Dallas Carter's Eric Brown died last August.
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