UMD-College Park football player dies

Jordan McNair

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WBFF) - University of Maryland football player Jordan McNair has died, confirmed the university Wednesday.

McNair, a sophomore, was taken to the hospital earlier this month after a team workout.

Executive athletic director Damon Evans said in a letter Wednesday: "We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of one of our student-athletes, sophomore football player Jordan McNair. 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."

He said Coach DJ Durkin also passed along the following thoughts: "Our team is heartbroken with the loss of Jordan McNair. 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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