Maryland offensive lineman Jordan McNair was pronounced dead on Wednesday, according to a statement issued by the athletic department.
Today the Maryland family mourns the passing of Jordan McNair.
— Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) June 13, 2018
Head coach DJ Durkin said in the statement: “Our team is heartbroken with the loss of Jordan McNair. 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.”
McNair was hospitalized on May 29 after collapsing at an organized team workout, according to the statement, and had been in “critical but stable condition.”
Multiple current and former teammates of McNair took to Twitter this afternoon to give their condolences.
Lord, words cannot explain anything right now. Thank you for allowing me to know a great friend, teammate and a man who was truly a brother. Watch over us all Jordan and rest in peace, Love you forever. 🕊❤️
— Kasim Hill (@Khillqb11) June 13, 2018
Rest In Peace Brother … we build a bond and won't never forget the day we met and swapped jerseys man. everything I do is for you 😭this one hurt ….💔 pic.twitter.com/HBzIBD6Twj
— 5️⃣ (@AnttMacc_) June 13, 2018
Rest In Peace Jordan McNair 🕊🙏🏾 Gone To Soon
— DJ Moore💫 (@idjmoore) June 13, 2018
A rising redshirt freshman, McNair was a four-star recruit, according to 247Sports, at McDonough High School in Baltimore. On April 16, he committed to Maryland after being recruited by multiple programs, including Alabama, Auburn and Miami.
He appeared in one game last season, making his collegiate debut against Towson on Sept. 9.