Amite, La. high school football player dies after practice

Terrance Allen, 15, died after football practice in Amite on Tuesday (June 18).
Terrance Allen, 15, died after football practice in Amite on Tuesday (June 18).(Family Members)
Updated: Jun. 19, 2019 at 2:23 PM CDT
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AMITE, La. (WVUE) - A football player for Amite High School died Tuesday after football practice.

The Amite Police Department says they received a call around 9 p.m. about an emergency at the school.

When deputies arrived on the scene, the fire department and Acadian Ambulance personnel were on scene administering CPR to 15-year-old Terrance Allen. They were able to get a pulse and rushed the teen to the hospital, but he died before he arrived there.

Police say the team had just finished football practice and that Terrance was joking in the locker room before he fell to the ground.

The Amite High Warriors athletic Facebook page confirmed the death of Allen Tuesday.

Please pray for our Warrior and Bereaved Family!!! 💜💛🖤💜💛🖤

Posted by Amite High Warriors Athletics on Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office performed the autopsy Thursday morning and turned findings over to Tangipahoa Parish.

The results were inconclusive. however, there were no signs of trauma. Further testing will be conducted and it could take months before results come back.

Allen, who was a defensive tackle, was nearly six feet tall and weighed about 250 pounds.

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