A high school football player in Amite collapsed and died following practice late on Tuesday.

According to Amite Police Chief Jerry Trabonna, 15-year-old Terrance Allen was laughing and joking with teammates when he collapsed in the locker room around 9 pm on Tuesday evening.

The team held a late practice to avoid the summer heat.

Officers and firefighters began CPR as soon as they arrived at Amite High Magnet School, but Allen died at the hospital about 9:40 pm.

Police told WBRZ-TV in Baton Rouge that Allen had no known medical problems.

The Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office will be performing an autopsy today to determine a cause of death.