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UB football player hospitalized after emergency during workout

University at Buffalo football player Solomon Jackson has been hospitalized after suffering a medical emergency during a workout on Monday.

Jackson, from Stone Mountain, Ga., is in his third year at UB.

A UB spokesman issued a written statement about the matter, which was first reported by the UB Spectrum:

“Solomon Jackson, a member of UB’s football team, was transported to the hospital this morning after a medical emergency at a team conditioning session. The university is in touch with Solomon’s family and hospital medical staff,” spokesman John DellaContrada said in an email.

DellaContrada said the university could not release any private health information due to federal privacy laws. The Spectrum reported that his condition was critical.

A spokesman for Buffalo General Medical Center confirmed Tuesday morning that Jackson was a patient, but said the hospital could not release any further information, also because of federal privacy laws.

Jackson started six of UB's 12 games as a sophomore defensive end last fall. He played 38 percent of the defensive plays, which was third among defensive ends on the team.

The 6-foot-1 Jackson was one of the higher-rated prospects in UB's 2013 recruiting class. He red-shirted his first season and saw backup duty as an inside lineacker in UB's 3-3-5 defense in 2014. He switched to defensive end with UB's conversion to a 4-3 defense last season. He finished the year with 13 tackles, two sacks and three tackles for loss.

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