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Texas football player succumbs to injuries

21 September 2017

A college football player died Tuesday of neck injuries he suffered while making what seemed to be a routine tackle during a game, becoming the second college player to die this week.

Robert Grays was having the game of his life on Saturday as his Midwestern State University squad was beating Texas A&M-Kingsville 35-13.

Before attending Midwestern State, Grays played at Fort Bend L.V. Hightower High School in Missouri City, Texas. "He was an inspiration on and off the field to those around him, and he will be remembered with love and affection by his friends, classmates, coaches, and teammates".

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted by these two tragedies.

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"[Wednesday] we mourn the loss of one of our own".

"He was kind of just like a big brother and he was just teaching because we played the same position and he was teaching me how everything works and how to adjust to the fast pace in college", Moore said.

"This is not a vigil, but a service for strength for those hurting for Rob", head football coach Bill Maskill said.

'I really believe he might have been the most popular man on our team. I never saw him have a bad day.

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According to the college's online roster, Grays played cornerback at Hightower High School, helping lift the Hurricanes to a ideal 10-0 regular season in 2015. "He will be sorely missed".

"Geib, 21, a senior chemistry major at Wooster, fell ill upon returning to the locker room, and died Sunday afternoon at Wooster Community Hospital, according to a statement released by the college", The Columbus Dispatch reported earlier in the week.

The NCAA's Division II Twitter account expressed condolences as well.

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Texas football player succumbs to injuries