On Saturday two college football players sustained injuries during gameplay that later caused their deaths.
Robert Grays, cornerback for Midwestern State, suffered a serious neck injury after making a tackle against Texas A&M-Kingsville and passed away on Tuesday.
Clayton Geib, offensive linemen for College of Wooster, started cramping during their game on Saturday and hyperventilating and passed away on Monday, according to CBS Sports. An exact cause of death has not been determined at this time.
Midwestern released this statement on Grays death, “This tragedy has struck at the heart of our community and has affected us in many ways. Today, I encourage you to join with your peers to help one another. Together we are stronger. We will continue to offer counseling and support services to all members of the Midwestern community.”
There have been five total deaths from college football this year and it is the most deaths since 2002, according to the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research.