Midwestern State’s Robert Grays dies from damage suffered while tackling

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A Midwestern State football actor died Tuesday from injuries he suffered while creation a tackle in a diversion Saturday.

Cornerback Robert Grays, a sophomore from Houston, was harmed with about 3½ mins to go in a Mustangs’ 35-13 home win over Texas AM-Kingsville in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Midwestern State entertainment dialect orator Trey Reed told ESPN that Grays was hospitalized in Wichita Falls on Saturday night and afterwards flown to a sanatorium in Houston, where he died Tuesday. He was 19.

“Today we weep a detriment of one of a own,” Midwestern State boss Suzanne Shipley pronounced in a matter expelled by a propagandize on Wednesday morning. “Robert Grays died yesterday from vicious injuries suffered in Saturday’s game. we know we will join me in expressing a sincerest condolences of a MSU village to Robert’s family and friends. Please keep them in your thoughts in a entrance days.

“Robert overwhelmed many lives while attending a university, though maybe he will be remembered best for his smile. He was an impulse on and off a margin to those around him, and he will be remembered with adore and adore by his friends, classmates, coaches, and teammates.”

About 700 people collected Monday in support of Grays, with Midwestern State manager Bill Maskill observant that night, “He is a man you’ll adore to be around, and as we walked adult here, we wish to make certain this is a support for him and his family.”

Grays played during Fort Bend L.V. Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas, before enrolling during Midwestern State, that was ranked 12th in a latest Division II poll.

He was a second college football actor to die this week. College of Wooster descent lineman Clayton Geib, 21, died Sunday, a day after a propagandize pronounced he was “complaining that he did not feel well” after a Fighting Scots’ 38-20 feat over Ohio Wesleyan in Wooster, Ohio.

The Fighting Scots devise to respect Geib, from London, Ohio, by carrying usually 10 players take a margin for a initial play of Saturday’s diversion during Division III DePauw University.


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