A former football player at Hightower High School in Missouri City died Tuesday after being seriously injured during a Midwestern State University football game last weekend.
Robert Grays, who played cornerback for the university, suffered a neck injury while making a tackle during the team’s game Saturday against Texas A&M – Kingsville in Wichita Falls, according to Trey Reed, spokesman for the university’s athletics department. He said Grays was hospitalized in Houston after the injury.
MSU announced the injury on Twitter Sunday.
— MSU Mustangs (@MSUMustangs) September 17, 2017
The MSU Mustangs offered condolences on Twitter along with a statement that said in part:
“Today we mourn the loss of one of our own. Robert Grays died yesterday from critical injuries suffered in Saturday’s game.”
The statement went on to say, “Robert touched many lives while attending the university, but perhaps he will be remembered best for his smile. He was an inspiration on and off the field to those around him…”
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