Navy Footballer Will McKamey Dies After Collapsing on the Practice Field

By DJ Byrnes on March 26, 2014 at 10:49a

Welp, this is the worst.

From Sports Illustrated:

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Navy football player Will McKamey, who has been hospitalized since collapsing at practice three days ago, has died while in a coma. He was 19.

The academy says the freshman running back from Knoxville, Tenn., died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Tuesday with his family by his side.

''We are all so very heartbroken by the death of Midshipman Will McKamey,'' Naval Academy Superintendent VADM Mike Miller said in a statement. ''This is devastating news for his family, his classmates, his teammates and the entire Naval Academy family. We offer our deepest condolences to Will's family, friends and shipmates in the wake of this tragedy.''

Condolences to the Navy football family and the family of Will McKamey. He will undoubtedly be remembered during the opener against Ohio State in August.

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