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Marion County High football player dies during practice

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MARION COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - Senior offensive lineman, Erick Gutierrez, collapsed during practice drills shortly after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday at Marion County High School.

He was taken to Phoebe-Sumter Hospital in Americus, where he was pronounced dead.

Marion County High School Principal Glenn Tidwell says it came out of the blue. He says the day was a cool one, and it was not a particularly difficult practice.

School administrators also describe Guttierrez, as a popular and well-liked student. He had been on the varsity Eagle football squad since his freshman year at the school. 

The cause of players death is unknown, pending an autopsy.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll bring you the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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