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                === Navy football player McKamey passes away ===
 Annapolis,  MD (SportsNetwork.com)  -  Navy freshman  slot  back Will  McKamey
 passed  away Tuesday  while in a coma  at a Baltimore-area hospital. He was 19
 years old.
 McKamey  was hospitalized  Saturday  after collapsing  during spring  football
 practice  and was flown via Medevac to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma
 Unit, where he died Tuesday with his family at his bedside.
 "We  are  all so  very heartbroken  by the death  of Midshipman Will McKamey,"
 Naval  Academy  superintendent VADM Mike Miller  said in a statement. "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."
 McKamey,  who was named Mr. Football for the state of Tennessee as a senior in
 high school, was an Oceanography major in Third Company at the Naval Academy.
 "Our  deepest  and most sincere condolences  go out to their entire family and
 friends," Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "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 for  McKamey are  pending and  more information  will be
 provided as it becomes available.
 03/26 02:08:54 ET

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