D-II Football Player Dies After Suffering Neck Injury

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WICHITA FALLS, Texas | A 19-year-old Midwestern State football player has died after suffering a neck injury while making a tackle during a game, making last Saturday one of the deadliest college football days in decades.

Cornerback Robert Grays of Houston died Tuesday at a hospital in his hometown after being critically injured during a game Saturday in Wichita Falls, Midwestern State President Suzanne Shipley said in a statement.

Grays suffered a neck injury while making a tackle in the fourth quarter of a 35-13 victory over Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Grays was 1 of 2 college players who died from injuries suffered in a game Saturday. College of Wooster offensive lineman Clayton Geib died Monday after reportedly cramping and hyperventilating after Saturday's game against Ohio Wesleyan. No immediate cause of death was determined.

Five college football players have died this year - three came in the offseason.

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September 21, 2017


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