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UCF freshman dies after participating in conditioning drills

Updated: March 18, 2008, 7:39 PM ET
Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A Central Florida wide receiver died Tuesday after voluntary strength and conditioning drills, the day before spring practice was set to begin.

Police said there was no foul play or obvious cause for redshirt freshman Ereck Plancher's late-morning collapse. UCF athletic director Keith Tribble said the players had been lifting weights and then ran for about 10 minutes.

After the workout, the team huddled for a quick chat. As everyone was leaving, Plancher, a 19-year-old ...

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