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The UNLV football field is seen before their game against Jackson State University Thursday, September 1, 2016, at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. (Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5)-- A UNLV Football student athlete suffered a medical episode following a team workout on Tuesday.

UNLV Athletics confirmed the incident on Wednesday afternoon, and released the following statement:

"A UNLV football student-athlete had a medical episode during the warm-up of a team workout Tuesday morning. He is being treated by doctors at a local hospital with his family at his side. The thoughts and prayers of the entire UNLV community are with him and his family".  

The student-athlete's condition was not available, according to the school's athletic department.

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