Morgan State Freshman Dies After Practice Collapse

(espn.com)

A Morgan State football player is dead less than a week before what would have been his first college football game. Marquese Meadows, a freshman defensive lineman for the Bears, died Sunday morning according to multiple reports.

The 18 year-old had been hospitalized for two weeks after collapsing at practice on Aug. 10.

Meadow, a Washington native, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital, and then to Hopkins, following practice on Aug. 10, according to Clinton Coleman, director of public relations and communications at Morgan. Coleman said Meadow was hospitalized since then, and was showing signs of improvement before his condition began to deteriorate Saturday.

“Our prayers go out to the family for comfort at this time,” Coleman said. “He was a well-liked young man on the team.”

Morgan State is set to open up the season Saturday at Eastern Michigan. Thoughts and prayers go out to Meadows’ family and the Bears.

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