Robert Grays, who at the time was a cornerback for Texas A&M-Kingsville passed away due to a neck injury on Saturday. The injury occurred while there were 3.5 minutes left of the game. The team was ahead 35-13.
Trey Reed, who is the spokesman for the Midwestern State Athletics department spoke with ESPN. He says that Grays went a hospital in Witchita Falls the night of the incident. He was then flown to a Houston hospital where he died. The young man was only 19-years old.
Suzanne Shipley, president of Midwestern State, spoke with families about the incident. She says that Robert’s passing was from the critical injuries he was receiving during the game. Shipley went on to say that she knows that the whole of the community will join her in expressing their condolences.
Shipley says that Robert was well liked at the university.Also, she says she will always remember his sparkling smile.
Robert not only was an inspiration on the field but off as well.
In his family’s statement, they thanked everyone for their kind words. Also, for their prayers words of kindness.
Close to 7000 people came together on Monday in support of the football player and his family. His coach, Bill Maskill was telling people that Grays was the kind of kid everyone wants to be around. He says that he wants to give Robert’s family all the support they need.
Before enrolling in school into Midwestern State., Grays played for his high school team In Missouri City, Texas.
He wasn’t the only college football player to die this week. Clayton Geib, who was the offensive lineman at the College of Wooder passed away on Sunday. He was 21 years old. He was complaining to coaches and teammates that he was not feeling the best.
Geib, who is from London,