Navy freshman collapses at football practice

ANNAPOLIS - A Naval Academy freshman collapsed Saturday morning at football practice and was airlifted to a hospital, school officials say.

Will McKamey, 19, is being treated at Shock Trauma. His father Randy McKamey asked for prayers on Twitter as his son underwent surgery to remove pressure from a hit sustained in football practice. “Will’s situation is still not good. Please pray for him harder than ever,” he tweeted Saturday.  

McKamey, who is a member of the Third Company at the Naval Academy, is a 2013 graduate of Grace Christian Academy where he was a two-time All-State selection and was named Mr. Football for the state of Tennessee as a senior.

Will McKamey's family released this statement Sunday evening:

There is no new news.  We still have only small responses from Will. Our entire family appreciates each and every one that has reached out to us. The photos of Will, the support, the prayers, seeing everybody rally around us has been unbelievable. It amazes me how this one kid is touching so many...from coast to coast. Our God is using Will for a huge platform right now. I know many of you wish you could be here with us, but know that the Navy family has stepped in for our Knoxville family and they are providing an unbelievable support system. Pray for the Navy football players and coaches as well, they are all here and doing everything in their power to pull Will through.

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