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Maryland OL McNair dead at 19

By Field Level Sports | Jun 14, 2018

— Field Level Media

Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair died Wednesday, school executive athletic director Damon Evans announced. McNair was 19.

An exact cause of death was not disclosed, though a GoFundMe page set up last week to support McNair’s family says he received a liver transplant after being airlifted to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and had been “fighting for his life for the past week.”

McNair was hospitalized following an organized team workout on May 29.

“Our team is heartbroken with the loss of Jordan McNair,” coach DJ Durkin said in a statement. .”. Jordan was a fighter. Over the past few weeks, Jordan never gave up with his family, friends and team by his side. Our team will continue to be inspired by the spirit of this brave fighter. Please continue to pray for Jordan’s family during this difficult time.”

McNair, a native of Randallstown, Md., played in one game as a true freshman in 2017.

“Lord, words cannot explain anything right now,” Maryland quarterback Kasim Hill tweeted. “Thank you for allowing me to know a great friend, teammate and a man who was truly a brother. Watch over us all Jordan and rest in peace, Love you forever.”

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