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Kansas football player dies after collapsing at game

A Kansas high school football player who collapsed on the sideline during a game died Wednesday after being taken off of life support, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Luke Schemm had just scored the extra point after a touchdown when the 17-year-old ran to the sidelines and collapsed, his father, David Schemm, said at a news conference earlier Wednesday at Swedish Medical Center in the Denver suburb of Englewood, where the teen had been declared brain-dead.

"Luke, our beautiful gift from God, is no longer with us," Schemm said.

Hospital spokeswoman Nicole Williams told The Associated Press that Luke Schemm was "kept on life support so family and friends...