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Father says Halpin had reached his goal of playing for varsity team

Updated: December 3, 2008, 3:37 PM ET
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A Los Gatos (Calif.) High School football player died Tuesday after collapsing in front of his high school following a team meeting to go over game film.

Michael Halpin, a 17-year-old senior defensive lineman, was not known to have any pre-existing medical condition, according to the San Jose Mercury News, other than a broken hand for which he had surgery six weeks ago.

An autopsy will be performed Wednesday.

Michael Halpin's father, Timothy, told the Mercury News that ...

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