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Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair dies after being hospitalized following workout

Courtesy of University of Maryland

Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair has died more than two weeks after he was hospitalized following a team workout, the school announced Wednesday.

McNair’s death Wednesday came after he was taken to the hospital following an organized team workout on May 29. The school announced on June 4 that McNair had been hospitalized, describing his condition at the time as "critical but stable."

A cause of death is unknown at this time.

“Our team is heartbroken with the loss of Jordan McNair,” Maryland coach D.J. Durkin said in a statement. “Jordan was an incredible young man, and his passion and enthusiasm made him an invaluable and beloved member of our team. Jordan was a hard worker and he always had a smile on his face. He was an extremely talented football player and a humble and genuine human being. He embodied the essence of what it means to be a teammate.

"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.”

In a letter announcing his death, executive athletic director Damon Evans said counseling services were available for student-athletes and staff.

"Our thoughts and support continue to be with his family as they grieve the loss of this outstanding young man," Evans said in the letter.

The 6-foot-4, 325-pound McNair was a rising sophomore at the school. He appeared in one game last season, against Towson on Sept. 9.

McNair, a former four-star prospect in the 2016 class, attended the McDonogh School in Owings Mills before joining the Terrapins. He is a native of Randallstown, Maryland.

McNair's teammates shared their thoughts on his passing on social media:

Quarterback Kasim Hill:

Quarterback Tyler DeSue:

Running back Jake Funk:

Running back Lorenzo Harrison:

Running back Javon Leake:

Former wide receiver D.J. Moore:

McDonogh School coach Hakeem Sule:

Howard University quarterback Caylin Newton:


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