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A college football player died from an injury suffered while making a tackle


A Midwestern State University college football player died on Tuesday from injuries he suffered during a football game on Saturday.

Cornerback Robert Grays, 19, was injured while making a tackle against Texas A&M Kingsville in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Midwestern State athletics department spokesman Trey Reed told ESPN on Wednesday that Grays was taken to a local hospital on Saturday night and then flown to a hospital in Houston. The football player later died on Tuesday.

"Today we mourn the loss of one of our own," Midwestern State president Suzanne Shipley said in a statement released by the school on Wednesday morning. "Robert Grays died yesterday from critical injuries suffered in Saturday's game. I know you will join me in expressing the sincerest condolences of the MSU community to Robert's family and friends. Please keep them in your thoughts in the coming days.

MSU assistant coach Donte Ellington took to Twitter to express his condolences.

Others took to Twitter to react to the news.


Grays was a sophomore majoring in general business, according to his official bio on the Mustangs' website.

Grays is the latest football player to die this week. College of Wooster offensive lineman Clayton Geib, died on Sunday, after the school said he was "complaining that he did not feel well" the day before.

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