- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Jordan McNair, a member of the University of Maryland football team, died Wednesday.

McNair was hospitalized after an organized team workout on May 29.

McNair was a rising sophomore at the university. And after making his collegiate debut against Towson last year, he took a redshirt year.

An offensive lineman recruited from McDonogh School in the Baltimore area, McNair was a three-star recruit in 2017 out of Randallstown, Maryland.

The school did not give a cause of death.

Executive athletic director Damon Evans said in a statement that counseling services are available to the players and staff.

“Our thoughts and support continue to be with his family as they grieve the loss of this outstanding young man,” Evans wrote.

Head coach DJ Durkin also released a statement:

“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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