San Jose State Game at New Mexico State Postponed in Wake of Tragedy

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The tragic death of a San Jose State freshman running back Friday immediately put the Spartans' football season into a new perspective.

Camdan McWright, 18, died Friday morning in a traffic crash when he was hit by a school bus while riding an electric scooter. The Spartans were scheduled to play at New Mexico State on Saturday night, but the schools announced Friday evening that the game had been postponed

"In light of the tragic circumstances involving Camden McWright, we have made the decision with New Mexico State to postpone the game, originally scheduled for this Saturday to a future date in the 2022 schedule," read a statement by SJSU athletic director Jeff Konya. "I want to publicly acknowledge Mario Moccia (NMSU AD), Jerry Kill (NMSU football coach) and Braun Cartwright (NMSU Deputy AD) for their efforts in accommodating this request during this very difficult time."

"All of Aggie Nation's thoughts and prayers go out to the McWright family, the Spartan football program, the San Jose State athletic department and university," said New Mexico State athletic director Mario Moccia, according to the NMSU athletics website.

“We lost an amazing young man tragically this morning,” said SJSU football coach Brent Brennan said, as reported by Mountain West Wire. “Camdan had a bright future ahead of him and everyone in this community that had the opportunity to spend time with him knew that. We are still trying to deal with the news of this tragedy, and appreciate everyone’s support during these difficult times. Our thoughts and prayers are with the McWright family and I want them to know we are all here for them. Camdan will always be in our hearts and he will be profoundly missed.”

As reported by CBS Sports, McWright signed with San Jose State in the 2022 class out of St. Genevieve High School in Symlar, Calif. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound McWright had three carries for six yards in his debut season. 

McKnight, who would have turned 19 in December, was struck by the bus carrying 15 students at 6:51 a.m. PT. 

"We are all crushed by the tragic loss of Camdan McWright," Konya said. "The San Jose State community is a very close one, and the campus is devastated. We lost a very bright, talented young man too soon. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the McWright family."

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