Texas college football player dies after injury suffered during game
Robert Grays, 19, injured after tackling opponent from Texas A&M-Kingsville
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.
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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