Sports | September 20, 2017 12:25 pm

Division 2 Football Player Dies After Suffering Neck Injury During Game

He was a sophomore at Midwestern State.

Robert Grays, a sophomore division two football player, died Tuesday after suffering a neck injury during a game on Saturday.

The cornerback played for Midwestern State. Deadspin reports that he made a “routine tackle” during a game versus  Texas A&M-Kingsville. The school’s interim athletic director, Kyle Williams, said that Grays had made that tackle “hundreds of times, but it was just one of those situations that landed wrong.”

Williams also said that, “As a campus, we are thinking about him every day,” reports Deadspin. Grays was only 19 years old.