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Navy Running Back Will McKamey Passes Away

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Officials with Navy Athletics have released within the past few minutes that freshman running back Will McKamey, who collapsed on the practice field earlier in the week, passed away on Tuesday. He was 19 years old.

At practice Saturday morning, McKamey collapsed on the practice field and was airlifted to Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He remained in a coma at the hospital, surrounded by family, and was listed in critical condition.

An update from McKamey’s mother on Facebook said the injury was not caused by a hit in practice.

“We are all so very heartbroken by the death of Midshipman Will McKamey,” Naval Academy Superintendent VADM Mike Miller said. “This is devastating 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.”

 

 

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