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Texas college football player dies after injury suffered during game

Robert Grays, 19, injured after tackling opponent from Texas A&M-Kingsville

(Image via MSUMustangs.com)
(Image via MSUMustangs.com)

WICHITA FALLS, Texas – A Texas college football player has died from injuries he sustained during a game on Saturday in Wichita Falls.

Robert Grays, a general business sophomore at Midwestern State, was injured late in the fourth quarter of the Mustangs home game against Texas A&M-Kingsville.

Grays was hospitalized in Wichita Falls on Saturday night and then flown to a hospital in Houston, where he died Tuesday. He was 19. 

The Wichitan reported Grays was injured after he made a routine tackle. He had to be taken off the field in an ambulance.

Kyle Williams, interim athletic director, told the Wichitan that Grays has “made this tackle hundreds of times, but it was just one of those situations that landed wrong. It was traumatic for all of us, particularly the football players.”

Grays played at Fort Bend Hightower High School in Missouri City before enrolling at Midwestern State. 

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced. MSU is planning a memorial service.


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