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Probable cause of athlete's death released

SEBASTIAN, FL (WFLX) - The District 8 Medical Examiner's Office in Gainesville has released autopsy findings on a home-school athlete from Sebastian River High School who died at football practice in August at Camp Blanding.

It concluded that heat stroke was the probable cause of death of 14-year-old William Shogran Jr.

Shogran was in the ninth grade. His football team was at the military facility conducting their start-of-season camp when he became ill.

A coach called 911, and the player was transported to Shands Regional Medical Center in Bradford County where he was pronounced deceased.

Shogran's parents say the 14-year-old was playing football to get PE credit.

A few days after his death, his father, Courtney Shogran, said, "If it turns out to be heat stroke, I want people to be careful. In my head, I always thought it was something you went through in stages, and that it was very obvious. I want people to understand how quickly it can happen."

A scholarship was set up in William Shogran's name at the Sebastian Christian Church.

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