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Maryland football player Jordan McNair passed away Wednesday, the school's athletic department announced. McNair was 19 years old. The cause of death is not publicly known.

"We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our student-athletes, sophomore football player Jordan McNair," Executive Athletic Director Damon Evans said in a letter released by the university. "Jordan was a tremendous athlete, student, teammate and friend, and he will be sorely missed. We offer our deepest condolences to his parents, family and friends."

McNair was initially hospitalized after an organized team workout on May 29. He was said to be in "critical but stable" condition, according to the school's athletic department on June 4.

McNair was airlifted to R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and received a liver transplant, according to a GoFundMe created to support his family, and was "fighting for his life for the past week."

Teammates of McNair, both former and current, as well as others who knew McNair took to Twitter to express their condolences.

McNair, an offensive tackle from Randallstown, Md., was a 4-star recruit who played one game in 2017. You can donate to the McNair family support fund, here.

"Our team is heartbroken with the loss of Jordan McNair," coach DJ Durkin said in the letter. "Jordan was an incredible young man, and his passion and enthusiasm made him an invaluable and beloved member of our team. Jordan was a hard worker and he always had a smile on his face. He was an extremely talented football player and a humble and genuine human being. He embodied the essence of what it means to be a teammate. Jordan was a fighter. Over the past few weeks, Jordan never gave up with his family, friends and team by his side. Our team will continue to be inspired by the spirit of this brave fighter. Please continue to pray for Jordan's family during this difficult time."

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