The Naval Academy released a statement on Tuesday that Navy freshman Will McKamey passed away after falling into a coma. The Midshipman Fourth Class McKamey collapsed during spring football practice on Saturday morning.
He was rushed to Baltimore Shock Trauma where he stayed in a coma for three days. The 19 year old freshman was from Knoxville, Tennessee. McKamey was a slotback for the Midshipman.
Since the tragic incident, the family was by Will McKamey’s bedside day and night. According to Sportsline.com, they released a statement the day before Will McKamey passed away.
The heartfelt letter can be read here, and they expressed their gratitude to the thousands of supporters and stated that Will’s condition was the “very much the same” as the previous day.
The family also wanted the supporters to know that Will did not take a hit due to excessive contact during practice.
Will McKamey was an Oceanography major in 3rd company, while being a member of the football team.
This isn’t the first time Will McKamey collapsed on the field. According CBS Sports, in 2012, McKamey collapsed during a high school game of his senior year. The family said that he was cleared to play after being examined by four neurosurgeons.