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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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Count your blessings daily. 

Thoughts and Prayers to the McKamey family.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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hodge's picture

What a tragedy.  I wish the family, team, and entire Navy community nothing but the best.

Rest in peace.

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OSUStu's picture

Rest in peace young man.  Just an awful shame. long before Bert says something disgusting about it to advance his own agenda?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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mobboss1984's picture

Thoughts and prayers to the family!

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
Bruce Lee

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Buckeyebrowny919's picture

Any further report on what might have caused this? I'm sure this gentleman was in shape.

To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift - Steve Prefontaine

dubjayfootball90's picture

unbelievable terrible. So young. R.I.P. Will and thoughts and prayers are with the family. Terrible news

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

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geoffrsc's picture

May God rest his soul and comfort his family.