Monday, August 25, 2014

Morgan State Freshman Football Player Marquese Meadows Dies Two Weeks After Collapsing After practice


Two weeks after collapsing after football practice, Morgan State football player Marquese Meadow died Sunday, Aug. 24 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Meadow, who was a freshman defensive lineman from Washington, D.C., got disoriented and passed out during a workout on Aug. 10.  Trainers attended to Meadow and then called an ambulance.  According to The Baltimore Sun, Meadow seemed to be getting better but took a turn for the worst this past Saturday.   He was 18.

No cause of death has been disclosed.

"He was on the right track to make something of himself.  Had a bright future," Clint Coleman, director of public relations and communications at Morgan State told CBS-Baltimore.  "Our prayers go out to the family for comfort at this time.   He was a well-liked young man on the team," he added in a Baltimore Sun story.

At 6-2, 300 pounds, Meadow's nickname was "Skinny Fatz" in high school.  He was recruited by several schools but chose Morgan State, his father's alma mater.

"Marquese was a great young man and a member of this family who was highly respected and loved by his teammates and coaching staff," said Morgan State head coach Lee Hull.  "He was an unselfish kid and had an incredibly bright future and will be deeply missed."

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