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Navy freshman McKamey dies after collapsing during practice

Posted on 25 March 2014 by WNST Staff

Naval Academy Midshipman Will McKamey Passes Away at Baltimore Shock Trauma

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Midshipman Fourth Class (freshman) Will McKamey, 19, of Knoxville, Tenn., passed away while in a coma Tuesday at Baltimore Shock Trauma.

The death comes three days after Midshipman McKamey collapsed during football practice on Saturday morning.  Since then, his family has been at his bedside and they have been overwhelmed with support from classmates, teammates, coaching staff and Naval Academy leadership.

“We are all so very heartbroken by the death of Midshipman Will McKamey,” said Naval Academy Superintendent VADM Mike Miller.  “This is devastating news for his family, his classmates, his teammates and the entire Naval Academy family. We offer our deepest condolences to Will’s family, friends and shipmates in the wake of this tragedy.”

Midn McKamey was an Oceanography major in 3rd Company, and he was member of the varsity football team.  

“During this most difficult of times, first and foremost, our prayers and thoughts turn to Randy, Kara and their beautiful family,” said Ken Niumatalolo, USNA Head Football Coach.  “Our deepest and most sincere condolences go out to their entire family and friends.  As our Navy football family mourns the loss of one of our brothers, we also celebrate and honor his life. He loved his family, his friends and his teammates.  The Brotherhood loves you!  Keep the ball “high and tight” in Heaven.”

Funeral arrangements are pending, and more information will be provided as it becomes available. 

The Naval Academy will continue to support Will’s family, friends, and loved ones during this time of grief. 

Grief counseling services and support are available to midshipmen, faculty and staff through chains of command, our chaplains, and the Midshipmen Development Center. 

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Navy slotback McKamey remains in coma after Saturday collapse

Posted on 23 March 2014 by WNST Staff

Navy freshman slotback Will McKamey remains in a hospital after collapsing during the Midshipmen’s Saturday morning practice in Annapolis. McKamey’s family offered this statement Sunday.

“There is no new news.  We still have only small responses from Will. Our entire family appreciates each and every one that has reached out to us. The photos of Will, the support, the prayers, seeing everybody rally around us has been unbelievable. It amazes me how this one kid is touching so many…from coast to coast. Our God is using Will for a huge platform right now. I know many of you wish you could be here with us, but know that the Navy family has stepped in for our Knoxville family and they are providing an unbelievable support system. Pray for the Navy football players and coaches as well, they are all here and doing everything in their power to pull Will through.”

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Navy slotback McKamey collapses at practice

Posted on 22 March 2014 by WNST Staff

ANNAPOLIS, Md.—Navy freshman slot back Will McKamey (Knoxville, Tenn.) collapsed this morning at a Navy spring football practice.

McKamey was flown via Medevac to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Unit in Baltimore where he is currently undergoing medical care.

McKamey, who is a member of the Third Company at the Naval Academy, is a 2013 graduate of Grace Christian Academy where he was a two-time All-State selection and was named Mr. Football for the state of Tennessee as a senior.

The entire Naval Academy family is shaken by this turn of events and we are providing all the support we can to Will and his family.

More information will be provided as it is made available.

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